Saturday, June 26, 2010

Live from Beijing....it's Saturday night

We arrived safely to Beijing on Friday evening and hit the ground running. After a day of traveling plus a day of touring we are pretty whipped! We have been able to adjust to the time difference fairly well. Although when we ate dinner Friday night we felt like we were on a cruise ship because the table seemed to be swaying. We ventured out into Beijing with another couple and ordered by pointing at pictures on the menu. When we walked in the restaurant we got some very strange looks. I thought I was doing pretty well with chopsticks but a few minutes into the meals they brought me a spoon, yes just me:)





Today we have made the grand tour of Beijing starting at The Forbidden City. It was very interesting. Then to Tinamen Square which Meg correctly desrcibed as similar to our National Mall in DC. Before lunch we toured a jade factory. Went to an obvious tourist trap for lunch, all the patrons came off buses and were European or American. Then onto the Great Wall which was totally awesome. Our final stop was the Olympic Park, also pretty cool.



There are three other families in our group who are adopting. We are all adopting little girls between the ages of 2 and 4. All of the children have some kind of special need. Everyone is very nice, we have enjoyed getting to know them.

We leave early tomorrow morning to fly to Sarah's province, Guangxi. We will be meeting Sarah on Monday. I did learn today that Sarah's Chinese name Xia Jing Ya means Quiet Beautiful (Elegant) Summer. We can't wait to introduce her to you on the blog! Thank you for all of your prayers and support.

Isaiah 1:7 Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

Blessings,

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