Monday, May 19, 2014

We've landed!

After some bonding time in the Los Angeles airport and a LONG flight, we made it to Sydney!
We've arrived safely in Sydney after surviving one of the longest flights in the world.

We left Minneapolis at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 and arrived in Sydney on Tuesday, May 20 at 6 a.m. Due to crossing the International Date Line, we actually lost a day in transit. We also were not able to take off from Los Angeles right away because the airport in Sydney did not open until 6 a.m. During our six-hour layover in Los Angles, members of the group were able to get to know each other and bond by playing card games in the terminal.

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Other students went to get dinner and explore LAX. We also passed the time on the 14-hour flight by reading our assigned book, "In a Sunburned Country." Reading about Australia added to our anticipation and excitement to land, eager to write stories of our own adventures.

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