So, I ordered something on the 16th, left Shenzhen, China on the 18th. It just arrived at my door (1:45pm EDT on the 21st) by way of Hong Kong, Japan, Anchorage, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and the sprawling metropolis of Bedford Heights – and I could “watch” it as it made its way.
Google does give me a route if I had wanted to pick it up myself. It’s only 23,016 miles requiring 79 days and 9 hours and suggests both a jetski and a kayak for various parts of the trip. There are a few tolls I didn’t bother with adding up – too lazy to do the currency conversions.
Oh, and the shipping on the order was free.
I’m still trying to understand having running water.