I’m in Australia. I am really in Australia! It’s quite hard to believe after all of the planning – it seemed surreal for so long. I’ll be blogging about the trip for a variety of reasons:
- to have a record of the experiences
- to share the trip with family and friends
- to process what I’m thinking, seeing, hearing, wondering, etc.
We began our journey departing East Lansing, MI on the Michigan Flyer bus heading to Detroit Metro Airport.
Here I am on the plane that took us from Detroit to Los Angeles 4 1/2 hours to Los Angeles.
It wasn’t difficult to figure out when we flew over Las Vegas – though probably isn’t nearly as impressive in this photo. I’m looking forward to my first visit to Vegas in November for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference (NCTE).
LAX airport was quite a zoo… we waiting quite a while for a shuttle bus to take us to a different terminal so we could catch the next flight. We just made it and boarded our Virgin Australia plane. I enjoyed reading the magazine on the pillow & blanket, the food was also delicious!
After 14 hours on the plane (thankfully we slept for much of it) we arrived in Brisbane. Here I am with my new friends who came to pick me up at the airport.