We got on the plane in
around and flew out of L.A.
about . It was a 15-hour flight to Hong
Kong. Richard had the
window seat, I was in the middle and the guy next to me slept I think probably
12 of the 15 hours. The two times he did
get up, Richard and I both got up to use the restroom. Needless to say it was a very long, long
flight. We both slept some, but not
nearly enough. We did have okay food,
plenty of snacks including noodles, cookies and lots to drink all provided by
the airline. We watched lots of T.V. and
movies and tried to sleep…sitting up which is not very restful at all. We arrived in Hong Kong
at which was 30 minutes
late. We were a little concerned because
our flight to Beijing was at
Just as soon as we got off of the plane there was a ticket agent there
with new tickets for a
flight. He asked for our passports and I
could not find mine. I borrowed this
wonderful backpack from my son, but it has too many pockets. After 2-3 minutes of frantic searching, we
found it in the pocket with my cell phone.
We then walked very quickly to get through security and get to the
boarding gate which I must say was on the complete opposite end of where we landed. We got there just in time to start
boarding. Richard asked me what time it
was and that is when I discovered that I forgot to zip the pocket that my cell
phone was in. It of course is lost so I
am praying that some very nice person turns it into lost and found so we can
get it on the 21st when we come home.
|Hong Kong Airport|
After a three-hour flight to
we landed, went through customs and met our driver who spoke not one word of
English. He did get us to our hotel
though and we got checked in. At that
point it was almost in the
afternoon. I emailed home and then
climbed in bed totally exhausted.
Richard was already mostly asleep.
We took a seven-hour nap J We were still
very tired, but got up and skyped with the kids and my mom. It was wonderful to talk to them and I think
they were relieved to see us. We then
skyped with my best friend Michelle who is laid up in bed with her broken leg. We shared some cup of noodles and went back
to bed sleeping another five hours. I am
still tired, but feeling human again after getting a shower and a good
|Our Beijing Hotel|
Today, we are going to the Great Wall and maybe the
City. Tomorrow morning we
are catching a flight to
Jayden’s province . We will be there by lunchtime on Sunday which
will be about Saturday night
at home. We will meet Jayden at Monday morning which will be Sunday night at home. They are bringing him to our hotel. We will then sign all of the paperwork in the
afternoon and catch a plane the next morning to Nanchang, Jiangxi Chengdu. Once we get settled in our hotel, we will go
to the orphanage to meet Seth (Dusty).
We are very excited to meet the boys, but also thankful that we will
have a few days to recover from our 36-hour trip.
We have been having some internet issues. It seems to only work about half of the time which is a bit frustrating so be patient with the blog entries. I am typing this now in Word and then will paste and copy it when we get internet again. Love you all!