The plane ride was grueling yet the trip home will be with a toddler so trying to not worry about that now. We got to our hotel about 5pm local time which put us up about 27 hours. After a pack of nabs we went to bed. We managed to stay in bed until about 4am.
I wished Mike a Happy Birthday...he wasn't even sure what day it was! The breakfast has all kinds of foods and attached is a shot of him trying to eat pancakes with chopsticks.
We are traveling with 6 other families. Only three of us are rookies all the others are getting more children. The CCAI guide took us to the old part of Beijing where took took rickshaw rides through the narrow streets. Then lunch at a Chinese restaurant and a walking tour of Tienemen square and the forbidden city.
It was the kick off of the Victory Junction fundraiser at Krispy Kreme and we were supposed to wear these tshirts to work today. So I spread the message to the Chinese instead.
The hotel surprised Mike with a birthday cake and handwritten card so we will have to find friends to help us eat it! It's The Great Wall tomorrow and Sunday we fly to the Henan capital. For everyone at home as you go to sleep Sunday night, we should be arriving as a group at the office where our children will come to meet us!