June 20, 2013

Feet dry

You might have noticed the old blog has been unattended for a while.

I dropped you hints. When I explain you will look back at the last few posts and smack your head in classic "I coulda had a V-8" fashion.

I spent the past 8 days in China -- Communist China. I have money with Chairman Mao's picture frowning in that classic dour pose utilized by Commie dictators throughout history.

So, Joe, you ask, what did you do in big old China? I visited a bunch of places including Shanghai, the Buddhist temples at Hangzhou and the Great Wall near Beijing.  Oh, and I also visited some manufacturing plants and worked. Life is not all fun and games, readers. I ate a lot of food you will not find on the typical Applebee's menu. I would like to say I became an expert with chopsticks, but that would be a lie. But I did manage to get the food in mouth -- occasionally.

I left Beijing at the equivalent of 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday. I traveled home via Shanghai, Detroit and Indy and finally arrived home a few minutes after 10:00 pm last evening. That is 29 plus hours of travel. I am not complaining, just letting you know my state of mind this morning.


Ed Bonderenka said...

Welcome home.

Jean said...

my, my...bosses must love you much.
Glad you're home safe.
Perhaps some China pix soon?

Anonymous said...

It will take a few days to get back to normal.

James Old Guy

Rita said...

Wow. Was this your first trip there?

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Glad you're back.

Joe said...

Thanks to all.

Rita -- Yes my first visit to Asia. I can now claim Canada, The Bahamas, St Maartin, The UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, China, and The Netherlands as foreign destinations.

(and three more airports to add to my long list somewhere in the archives)

Jean -- pics on Friday

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