We've been back two weeks from our Solar Eclipse Trip '09, and I still find myself thinking about the things that happened along the way. If I had to summarize our trip, I'd say we had a wonderful time, with a few hiccups here and there, but nothing catastrophic. We had worried about being denied entry into China, or being tracked down and quarantined if we had the misfortune of sitting near someone with a fever. Our fears were unfounded, although the precautions against anyone entering the country with the H1N1 virus were certainly out in full force. Frank told me that the real fear was that the Swine Flu virus would somehow mutate with the Avian Flu virus, which would be catastrophic for China, and possibly the world. I called this the "When Pigs Fly Flu," which is hopefully when it will occur...NEVER.
Sure, the ship's boarding process could have been smoother, and I could have lived without Alex's projectile vomiting for two days, but all in all, we had a good time. My only wish was that we could have spent more time in the ports and less time just rolling around the sea. Nothing's perfect, sometimes you just have to roll with it.