Sunday, May 20, 2007

Time Travel

We went on a short trip to the US this May: Meghan visited family in Ithaca, and I went to a workshop at Green Bank before joining her there for a few days. The first step, of course, was dealing with paperwork. I needed a visa, and the required documentation grew to quite a thick pile! After a delay that tested our patience, the visa finally arrived two days before our departure.

Starting with Magellan's first circumnavigation of the globe (or even earlier), travel across the international date line has always been interesting. ('Around the World in 80 Days', anyone?) When we flew to Australia for the first time, we simply lost the 15th of August. On this trip back to the US, we got that missing day back by living through a very looooong 19th of May.

Below, Meghan demonstrates how to time-travel: we left Sydney at 1300 hours (1 pm) on the 19th, and arrived in Los Angeles well in time to connect for Washington DC at 12:45 pm on the same day...

Leaving Sydney at 1300 hours Connecting at Los Angeles at 1245 hours


Suben said...

Aren't you two getting wiser and wiser with experience!! Anybody will think thrice before deciding to visit Australia...handling such a thick pile of paper work is not easy...and Australians are very fussy about visa papers, I hear!

Shami said...

Australians are very fussy about visa papers, I hear!

Ah, but this was paperwork for a visa to enter the US ... although the Australian paperwork isn't that different, I guess.

Caitlin Loehr said...

I could use a few extra hours each day. Do you think you could help me out?

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