Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 1 & 2 - One long day: We made it!


Just a quick post before dinner to let you all know that we've arrived safe and sound in Beijing! It took just over 27 hours, a car ride, three flights and a bus ride to get here. It seemed like one long day. Flying west over Alaska, the sun never set during our 12.5 hour flight. We managed to catch a couple of hours of sleep a couple of different times and arrived just exhausted. Luckily that meant we were able to sleep soundly when we went to bed at what would have been 11:00 in the morning.


Today we toured Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City. We had an authentic (?) Chinese lunch and visited a silk factory. We then took the Hutong tour, including rickshaw rides and a visit in a resident's home. We capped off the day by watching the Acrobat Show. Now we're off to find Mickey D's for a taste of home. We'll post more later.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! I'm all kindsa excited for you. I keep checking the blog to see if you've updated. Not too much longer until you have Micah in your arms!
We're praying for you!
Julie & Pete

Susan and Dan said...

Yea! Nothing like a long day to get you ready for parenting! We are so excited to hear what the next couple of days bring! Did the box to the orphanage work out o.k....you were our first run.....keep us posted!

Jen & Bill said...

I'm glad you made it safely!
Nothing like McDonalds for a taste a home! We introduced Ricky to a french fry in McDonalds in Chongqing.

Kim said...

We've been lurking by the computer looking for the first post from China! Glad you had a safe trip. Our prayers are with you.

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Great seeing a picture of you in CHINA! Can't wait to see Micah in your arms!!

Marjorie said...

You made it!! It is so nice to see the members of our little group traveling. I can't wait to see him in your arms!!
Marjorie (mom3boys)

Valeri said...

Glad to hear you made it!

Eric & Heather said...

Yahoo!! We're so excited for you all!