We slept in a little this morning before leaving for the Shanghai airport to fly to Hong Kong.  Pam and Sandra went shopping – man, they are energetic!  We used to the time to repack and get a little organized.  We all met Rocky at 11:30 for the ride to the airport.  Got there in jig time, but took forever at the ticket counter, as line was miles long.  Going through security, Pam was stopped with fingernail polish in her carry-on.   Even though less than 2 oz I guess this is a no-no.  She elected to have them retrieve her checked bag, rather than throw it out.  Our flight ended up being delayed and so she had no problem getting there in time.  We didn’t land in Hong Kong until 4:30.

William was our Hong Kong guide.  The van (more like a small bus) ride ended up being another traffic jam nightmare.  Apparently, a neon sign was going up on a high-rise building in downtown Hong Kong when the workmen dropped one end.  The police then cordoned off the street, which just happens to be the main thoroughfare into town and where we have to go.  We arrived at the Kowloon Shangri-La around 7:00.  Two and a half hours!

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