As I have things to add, I will put a new item in this single blog entry. Sort of a blog within a blog if you will. Let's get started.
Fri 4/18 ... Chicago airport
Did I mention I am a Cubs fan?
Fri 4/18 ... en route to Chicago
Fri 4/18 ... 2pm
Just arrived at the XNA airport in Northwest Arkansas. Flight departs at 3:15 for Chicago and then on to Beijing. Note from the photo that I'll be accompanied by my old companion Niffy, you can see him just peeking out of my bag.