Across the Pacific
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
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Breakfast at the Days Inn in Richmond. 9h50 shuttle to the airport. Wandered off in the wrong direction trying to find the check-in counter. Saw the International security gates but mis-interpreted an airport layout map and headed off in the opposite direction. No problem. I had lots of time for my 11h40 flight. In the check-in line and there are about 75 people in front of me. Then a check-in clerk asks who's on the Hong Kong flight and to jump the queue. Front of the line. Awesome! Backpack offloaded and time to clear security.
Short line-up there. Pull out the electronic gear from my daypack and then walk through the x-ray machine. Waiting for the guy to view the bins of stuff from the prior passengers and we start chatting. I can see the x-ray machine scanning the carry-on packs and suitcases. Mine shows lots of odd looking items. Continue chatting with the security person. I'm through. No problem. The guy after me had to start pulling stuff out of his bag. I love my life!
Waiting at the gate to board. Young lady walks by. Couldn't help noticing her. The tight black pants caught my attention. My seat is at the back of the plane. Very last row. 63D. Center row-aisle seat. Get my stuff into the overhead bin. But not for long. Flight attendant comes by and pulls my stuff out. The last bin has safety items in it. So why was it open? When she closes it I see the notice. NO storage.
To my left and one row forward the young lady with the tight black pants sits down (There is a theory about why this happened and it's explained by the Akashic Field (the field of information that's part of everything), but I won't get into that at this time. A couple of weeks ago I explained the theory to Alexis. When we went skiing she commented that it actually does work). Next to me is an older Chinese couple. They don't speak english.
Ashley (not her real name-the young woman with the black pants) and Zoe (her travel partner-a blond haired, blue eyed beauty) are having problems with the airplane sound system. Can't be fixed. I offer to exchange seats since I'm reading on my iPad and listening to my iPod. They decline the offer. The flight attendant offers me some Bailey's to go with my coffee for my offer.
Every so often I glance over to Ashley and I notice her mimicking my movements. ie. sitting cross legged, removing her shoes, etc. Very odd, unless I expanded on the theory as to why this would be so. But not now. If you've read all that I've read you would understand.
15 hours later and we're in Hong Kong. Get through immigration without a problem. I've booked a hotel room on Lantau in Mui Wo, which is near where the airport is located and has the ferry terminal to Hong Kong Central. I have to catch a blue taxi, not red or green which head into Hong Kong or the New Territories.
What can I say about the taxi ride? It was straight out of an Indiana Jones movie and Disney roller coaster ride. The driver reminded me of a female version of half-pint (watch the movie) and the ride around the corners and up and down hills in a car that could more accurately be described as a roller coaster cart. BTW. It was dark by now and the road and countryside was not illuminated very well.
I check into my room. A through back to the 70's. comfortable and reasonable...plus on the beach. Unfortunately the weather isn't exactly beach temperatures.
Think It! Feel It! Live It! Love It!
Going to try and catch up on some sleep and get up early for a day of sight-seeing.