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Day 9 - China/Seattle

posted Apr 6, 2013, 9:49 PM by Luciano Barbieri   [ updated Apr 6, 2013, 9:49 PM ]

As you may already know, 26 of our group arrive in Calgary this evening, and the other 24 (20 students, 4 chaperones including myself) have stayed in Seattle overnight and will return tomorrow Sunday April 8 - Alaska Airlines 2116, ETA 11:54 am.

Those of us who stayed in Seattle checked in to our hotel around 2:30 pm Seattle time, and it's very close to the airport.  

We have a kind shuttle bus driver who has been driving us and picking us up from the nearby monorail station.  As a group we took the monorail into downtown Seattle and had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe.  

Then we went walking by nearby Pike Place Market (although by this time most stores were closed) and many of us enjoyed a coffee and some souvenir mugs from the 1st site of Starbucks Coffee.  

We walked a little at the close by waterfront, did a little shopping at the department stores, and have finally returned to our hotel.  

We depart early tomorrow, but are very much looking forward to being reunited with family and friends back home.

A huge thanks to you as parents for all your support, work and assistance in helping your sons/daughters to make it to China.  I'm sure many if not all of them found it an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Diego Bechthold