Well we made it…, we’re staying at the downtown Holiday Inn in Beijing. The plane trip was super easy (Much easier than expected), and we’re already adjusting to China time. This entire city is decked out for the Olympics, and it’s super clean for its size and density. We got to relax and play in the pool here at the hotel, and walked around the city for awhile. We just finished dinner (Hannah and Tiff barely as they were falling asleep at the table) Chad tried EVERYTHING at the buffet (And loved everything too!!). I had a yummy salad and fell in love with sea kelp! Hannah and Tiff haven’t deviated much from their western diet (pizza, watermelon, and deserts). They’ll have to experiment with food tomorrow as we’re headed to the Great Wall, (2 hr. bus ride) and Tianemen Square with other adopting families. We’ll be eating out all day.
We have found people here to be super sweet! Everyone stares at the girls (Because of their blond hair), and smiles at them. Tiffy is basking it up but Hannah hides behind me if people stare too long. :0) She never did like a lot of attention! So far it just feels like we’re on vacation. I’m sure the reality of the adoption will sink in tomorrow as we spend more time with other adopting families. We’re trying to just focus on having a special time as these next 2 days will be the last with just Hannah and Tiffany. I just wish Jesse was here to share this experience with us…We’re here (Beijing)with about 30 other families, with 15 additional kids, which is fun as we share this experience together. Our group heading to Chongqing on Monday will only include us and 2 additional families. We’ll meet the larger group again in Guangzhou at the US Consulate.