Thursday, October 05, 2006

#52 From Indiana to the Indian Ocean

When I was a kid, Mom told me if I dug a hole deep enough, I’d pop up in China. And one of those cool Google Maps applications tells me if I start digging in Indianapolis, I’ll pop up in the Indian Ocean. Today, we emerged unscathed from the pirate-infested waters of the Strait of Malacca and entered the Indian Ocean. As that transcontinental crow flies, we’re 9090 miles from Indiana. Along the way, we came close (within 1 degree) to crossing the equator.

Yours in popping up on the other side of the world,

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what Chinese mothers tell their kids when they are digging. Keep digging, Little Li Wan, and someday you'll end up in New York! Kelly, I think your mom inspired you to study geography just to see if she was right. Mary, that leaves me wondering what your inspiration was...