Buckle Up! Here We Go!
Welcome aboard everyone!
At 9:40am (today) Journey East 2010 will officially begin!
The JE group will spend the next 17 hours traveling. This is going to be the second longest day in their lives (coming home will seem longer!). For those flying for the first time, this will be a flight to remember.
The gang will fly out of Hartford and arrive in Newark, NJ at 10:37am. They will switch flights and take off at 12:15pm, arriving in Beijing at 2:00pm (2:00am tomorrow morning out time) tomorrow afternoon.
With all these times being thrown at you, let’s talk about the time difference we’ll be dealing with during the journey.
If you are reading this Wednesday morning, it is Wednesday night in China. (China is exactly 12 hours ahead of us). It takes some getting used to the fact that whatever time it is here, it is the opposite there. In other words, if it is am here, it is pm there. Don’t worry, I’ll be reminding you of this time difference all along the way. The cool thing, though, is you don’t have to do any math!
To get an idea of what kind of weather the group is experiencing on the journey, you can check on the major areas of the where the group will be by clicking on the “China Weather link” to the left of the page. By hovering your mouse over the cities, you’ll get a three day forecast.
So, when we hear of the group’s safe arrival in China, we’ll post the good news on the site (today or tomorrow).
The JE Group is on their way to Beijing!
You can follow their flight here.
They are on track now to arrive around 1:20am our time (1:20 in the afternoon there).
At any time during the journey, if any of you have photos or stories you want to share, please send them in.
Be sure to read The Journey (link on the left) page to find out more about the particulars of this journey.
Okay everybody, here we go!