So today is the big day. I've got my luggage checked (at it was free so that equals more money for me), tickets in my hand, and waiting for liftoff. I'm sitting in the Richmond International Airport right now waiting till boarding time. We leave for O'Hara Airport in Chicago at 3:45 then we'll finally "embark" on our long plane ride to Beijing. Six cities, two and a half weeks, and fun times in between is what I'm hoping for, so we'll see!