Travel Times and Places

Leave Birmingham, Al  12:30 p.m. on Aug. 2nd Flight 9.
Arrive Phoenix, Az  2:15 p.m.
Leave Phoenix, Az 3:55 p.m. Aug. 2nd Flight 258.
Arrive Seattle Wa. 6:45 p.m.

     China, Here We Come!  Lots of travel in China.

Friday, 5 Aug. 2:00 p.m Leave Seattle/Tacoma airport.
Arrive Beijing Capital Airport 6 Aug. 4:00 p.m. So this is either a 26 hour flight or we cross the magical date line. (
On Aug 7th bullet train to Tianjin 100 miles in approx 30 minutes. It will probably take longer to board the train than the trip will take.
Aug. 12th flight from Tianjin  12:15 p.m. arrive Nanning 6:15 p.m.
Aug 19th Head to Goangzhou accompanied by Luke!
Aug 26th Flight 7804 from Guangzhou to Beijing leave at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at 11:40 a.m.
Aug 26th 4:20 p.m. exit Beijing arrive Seattle 12:05 p.m. the same day. Isn't that freaky.
Aug 27th Flight 3109 from Seattle, Wa. 7:50 a.m. arrive Nashville 2:20 p.m. Leave Nashville at 3:35 p.m.  Arrive Birmingham 4:20 p.m. 
The worst part...  the dangerous drive from Birmingham to Haleyville!
Note:  The in country flights for China are tentative based on lack of Passports for Olivia and Luke.  Cannot obtain the passports until we have the children while in China.

               The Fun Stuff

    Much to do in Seattle and only two full days.

August 2nd

Why do people go to Seattle? To eat Cuban food of course!  We arrive in Seattle at 6:45 p.m. and by 8:00 that is what we hope to be eating at Paseo's.  I hope their food is better than their web site which consist of a copy of the menu and a links to other websites. But hey, if the food is good isn't that all you need.

Planes, Trains, automobiles,  and boats.  August 3rd.

San Juan Island day trip Leaves Seattle at 7:45 a.m.  for a twelve hour tour.  Sounds like a Gilliagan's island thing to me.

August 3rd.  Pike Market and Pioneer Square

A walking and tasting tour of the market.

No, Pioneer Square is not square.