Friday, March 31, 2006

We Made It to China

Hello everyone,
After a long, long, long day we finally made it to
Beijing. We've been here a day and found a computer
in our hotel. The hotel is very nice. They were full
at our reservation level so they upgraded us to a
suite. Very Sweet. Today, we went sightseeing with 2
other families in our group. We went to the Panda
House at the Beijing Zoo, the Summer Palace, and the
Hutong. The pandas were a little dirty sitting in the
dirt and mud. The Summer Palace is where the emperor
spent the summers a few hundred years ago during the
hot Beijing summers. The Hutong is the old-style
housing for a large number of people. It consists of
narrow alleys with quadrangle houses all viewed via a
rickshaw. We finished the day off with a Chinese
acrobat show. Breakfast was great, lunch was so-so,
and dinner was nice. Lisa had fun with the
squatty-potties today (unfortunately no pictures).
We're not yet able to add pictures to this blog or
view it so hopefully the text will be adequate for
now. We're doing fine and look forward to emails and
comments. Tomorrow, it's off to the Great Wall and
the Ming tombs.

Here's one of us on the Great Wall. It's steeper than it looks (that is if you think it looks flat).

16 comments:

The West Family said...

The West's are with you in spirit! Hope the next few days pass quickly for you. We can only imagine the excitement and anticipation you must feel!
Much love, S, S, K, A, B

Diana said...

Hey Lisa!
I am here cheering you and Don on!
And, I am praying for you and Don and sweet Lindy! I look forward to hearing more about your journey!
Blessings,
Diana (Monday night prayer call!)

Anonymous said...

We are so happy that you made it! We can't wait to hear more about your trip, and look forward to gotcha day :)

love,
Brody, Jill and Scarlett

Anonymous said...

So thankful for your safe arrival! Sounds like you're doing well and keeping VERY busy until that very special moment of meeting our darling Lindy! Will look forward to pictures and more info...you're doing great! Thanks, Don, for not sharing the squatty potty pics with us! Much love, Mom

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine how filled with anticipation you both are. It is a life changing event but it is the best feeling in the world being a parent. You will love it! We are so happy for you and look forward to your blogs! Hurry home safely so Autumn can have a new friend.
Love,
Melissa, Jim, and Autumn

Anonymous said...

Glad you made it safely! We're enjoying the updates and are so excited for the big day you meet little Lindy. Can't wait to see pictures. Watch out for the duck intestines that look like noodles. :) Love, Anne, Robbie & Olivia

Anonymous said...

So, glad to hear y'all made it safe and sound. One prayer answered. Take lots of pictures. The Great Wall of China, wow! God is amazing how He works all things for good.
Take care,
Debbie Z.

The Browns said...

We're relieved to hear you made it safe and sound. Thanks for the updates -- they make the wait a little easier. I've never wanted a weekend to end in my entire life, but I pray that this one flies by for you. Good luck and we're with you in spirit!!
Love and Kisses,
Phil, Kim, Erin & Emily

Anonymous said...

We are so happy this is finally coming to be. We enjoy hearing all about your adventure and are anxious to meet Lindy.
Love, Grandma & Grandpa

Anonymous said...

I am so glad and excited for you! Five years ago, did you think you would be going to see the Great Wall as you toured before getting your daughter?

Tim, Julie, Sydnie

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! I am so glad to hear you made it safely. We are so excited to follow you on your journey to meet Lindy. I will be praying for you and Don. Please let Lindy know she has a friend waiting for her in Texas. I hope she and Katie can share their childhood as we have shared our journey to our daughters!
Love,
Amy

Anonymous said...

A Fort Worth hello to you, Don and Lisa and Lindy!! We're thankful for your safe arrival. We hope the next few days are filled with many delightful "firsts". I've loved reading your blog and eagerly await the next entries.
Much love -
Zack and Susan

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What amazing things you are getting to see on the most amazing journey of your life!! We can't wait to hear more and are enjoying your updates. Noah can't wait to meet his new classmate!
Love,
John, Cristie, Summer, & Noah

Anonymous said...

What an exciting trip! Mason has been praying each night that you will reach your "destiny" (destination) soon! Out of the mouths of babes- We love you guys
Jeff,Kayren,Mason,Cooper,and Jaxon

Anonymous said...

We prayed for you in class today. Thank you so much for taking the time to keep everyone updated. Obviously there are lots of people that love and care about you. We can't wait to share that love with Lindy too! Love, Daryl & Lori

DCrews said...

This is wonderful that you are able to share your journey to Lindy with so many that love you. We are thinking of you and praying that you are holding your precious Lindy real soon. Our love,
Scott,Dana,Dabney&Tom