May 20, 2009

The long trip to Australia

We have made it to Australia. It was long flight and at one point we barely caught the plane from Sydney to Brisbane. The first leg of the trip was from Minneapolis to LAX. From there we traveled on a 14+ hour flight to Sydney and then an hour flight to Brisbane. Although we were in Los Angeles for less than five hours we managed to time our stay perfectly with a magnitude 4.7 aftershock centered near LAX airport. Although the experience lasted for less than 10 seconds, it was a very chaotic and confusing period. Despite being an earthquake, most people in the airport did not have much of a reaction.