Daley Plaza, Chicago
I'm almost home for Christmas: now I'm at Chicago's Midway airport, about to board a flight to Seattle.
I arrived back in the U.S. a couple days ago. I've been staying at Aunt Kathy's condo in Oak Park, taking things easy, resting, and catching up.
My last few days in China were great. I spent time exploring Shanghai with Zach and Lisa. It'll be good having more friends living in the country, even if those two do move up to Beijing. They've promised to come out and visit Xinjiang this springtime.
Chinese Chess Players
People's Park, Shanghai