Well, today is finally the day that Mr. C and I left for our big trip. I was so excited about the trip that I was up until 1 in the morning and woke up early at 6! So Mr. C and I got the airport and we were very lucky that the lines were short. I think we just got there just in time before the big rush, because the line behind us got very, very long. We checked in our bags, got our tickets, went through the security line and got to the gate for our plane. Now since we were early, we had a lot of time before we actually boarded. We did a lot of reading at that time and we charged up my DS player. *smiles*
We ended up being very lucky because as we were waiting they called us on the speaker (like the ones at school) and we got upgraded. So we were moved to the next set of seats that were much nicer and roomier. This is very nice because we are on the plane for 14 hours! So we wait and wait and wait and finally they call for us to board.
When we boarded the plane we had some nice surprises.
First, all of the seats on the plane came with a little tv in front and a remote control that you can pull out of the seat. The remote control let us pick what movies, tv shows and games we wanted to play. They are mini game controllers too! I tried to play one of the games but I was pretty bad at it. I was never very good at video games. I might try it later in the flight.
Another fun thing about the plane, there is a camera at the front of the plane that shows what the pilots see. We got to watch the plane go on the runway and take-off. It’s almost like an amusement park ride. After we took off, the camera changed so you can see what we were flying over. It was very fun to watch the land get smaller and smaller and look like one of those miniature train sets.
Now, I’m going to take a little break and add on more once we get to Japan and explore it some. But I will leave with a fun math problem for you. I’ll provide the answer in my next entry.
Mr. C and I left the US at 12:20 pm and Monday, June 30, 2008. We will arrive in Japan on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 3 pm. Japan is 13 hours ahead of our area. So what time will it be in Virginia when Mr. C and I land at the airport in Japan? (Hint: Figure out what the extra information I gave and ignore it. Focus on the pieces of information you really need!)
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