|This is the outdoor pool--behind the glass is the indoor pool. The water was perfect!|
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
LA to Hong Kong, on the way to Mongolia
Dear Family & Friends,
September 15, 2013
We are in
Kong enjoying the
last of the warm weather we’ll see for a couple of weeks. I never thought I’d be wishing for the hot
and humid, but in light of an approaching Mongolian winter, I am changing my
mind. We are going to train a new
humanitarian couple—this should be interesting since we don’t know very much—I
guess we will have to learn together.
We left just before Friday on Cathay Air (even their bathroom smelled fragrant!) and flew for about 15 hours, except for the fact that they ran out of gas (headwinds) and had to make an extra stop for fuel in
didn’t care because we knew it would be a while before we could get into our
room. They booked us into the Regal
Airport Hotel—it was so nice not to have to leave the airport for just one
night—you just walk through the airport till you find it. It is gorgeous. We got in our room a few hours earlier than
the time they gave
us. We were even given a free upgrade
and are on the 11th floor in a sort of junior suite (not quite as
big as it sounds). They wanted to give
us twin beds so Jim asked for a queen—the only one available at was an upgrade. On the 12th floor they have the
larger suites and they get other special privileges like the big breakfast—they
let us know that they would not go quite that
far…luckily there is a McDonald’s close by for all of us cheapskates. We took advantage of the pool and workout
room, mostly to stay awake during the daylight hours and get switched
around. It worked.
This doesn’t quite do the hotel justice—it really is quite pretty.
It is all glass and shiny floors.
Tomorrow we fly out at noon on Korean Air, first flying to Seoul, Korea where we hear that they have the number one rated airport in the world—and to think I was worried! We change planes to another Korean Air flight and end up in
Mongolia at .
Love, Mom & Dad, Jim & Karen, Elder & Sister Greding