A Year Ago Today || November 9, 2017
November 9, 2017
WELCOME TO CHINA!
Landing in China was surreal. At first I thought it was super foggy outside… Then quickly realized, that wasn’t fog, but smog. We also arrived in China while President Trump was visiting and saw Air Force One on the tarmac, which was pretty cool! China had even worked on “cleaning up” their air for Trump’s visit. So it was nice to actually see blue sky on some of the days we were in Beijing.
The flight was LOOOOOOOONG. We watched movies for 12 straight hours and kind of not really slept. Poor Brooklynn tried so hard to sleep. It was a tad miserable for her. But she was an amazing trooper and overall did amazing on the flight!
Our amazing guide, Tom, met us at the airport and took us and the other families at the airport to our hotel in Beijing, China. Here we met up with all of the families, (6 families total traveling that month with our Adoption Agency) but one, and toured Beijing to experience the culture our children were from.
We finally arrived at our hotel at midnight on November 10th. To say we were exhausted would have been an understatement. We crashed quickly because the next morning we would wake up bright and early and head out to sight see by 8AM.
Did I mention all three of us had the lovely privilege of sleeping in a king size bed?
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