The Bridge Group Goes West

Early Fall the word got out that an inexpensive group tour to China was being planned. The details were unbelievable. The $770 quote included airfare on Northwest, one night in the airplane, six nights at 5 star hotel, meals, and a bus with a guide. Cheaper than staying at home for the week. The group of 27 included 22 bridge group gals, including friends, and five cheese heads from Milwaukee. We all had a great time

Gray skies greet us as we depart Glen Ellyn for Detroit and Beijing. It was a short ride to O'Hare with Fred and Pat.

Light traffic for a Sunday following Thanksgiving, a quick check-in at the airport for the 22 of us from Glen Ellyn, and the Bridge Group is on its way.

 Not sure who this guy is in the forground but he sure could use a haircut.

Shortly after our arrival in Detroit we boarded a Northwest 747-400 for a 14 hour ride to China. We will be crossing Canada, Alaska, Eastern Russia, Mongolia, and then our descent into Beijing. The sun stayed just ahead of us beneath the horizon. Oh those poor pilots. It's mid afternoon in Beijing with only 8 hours behind us "ha", look down in twilight as we crossed the arctic circle and eastern Russia - wide rivers, snow, trees - and not able to take pictures because of no natural sunlight.

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