Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Perks of the Job?

I flew to Chicago at 4am yesterday and was back to Denver by 11pm.

What was I doing????

I was going to the Chinese consulate silly to try and get a visa. Their office turned out to be a lot like a trip to the DMV. Take a number and spend time in a small room with a lot of grumpy and smelly people. Luckily they kept taking applications long after they were supposed to close or I would've been screwed.

I'm in love with their public transportation system. Super easy to manuever and very cheap. Darn Denver and it's spread out western ways.

In other (related) news, I get to fly back to Chicago next Tuesday to pick up my passport...hopefully with a visa in it. I really should be glad because if the hubby didn't work for the airline I wouldn't even have been able to apply at the consulate and would've been SOL.

What'd you do yesterday?


ablondeblogger said...

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Grace said...

hi! I just want to thank you for joining the popcap video game give-away at

i got intrigued by your other blog - pastor's wife... i can sort of relate - me and my hubs are the youth leader/pastor.

Bob O said...

Chicago is one of my favorite cities. When I was in the consulting biz I used to fly up there regularly. I really like the fact that regardless of which airport you fly in to, there is rail transportation into the city. Likewise, the buses, and taxis are great and the taxis are required by law to have their rates posted. Plus, I really like the fact that even though it is a really big city, it is extraordinarily clean and open. I always stayed at The House of Blues Hotel. Very centrally located to everything!

Jane said...

Oh gosh, my daughter and I did that so she could get her VIsa for Spain. Family drove over for the application part and then she and I flew down for the day to pick it up.