Friday, May 23, 2008

Hello from Beijing

We finally made it here. I wouldn't say it was the smoothest trip in the world but it could have been a lot worse. Our flight was delayed leaving by about 4 hours so we got here a bit late.

All seemed like it was going fine in Chicago as we were taxi-ing out to the runway then the pilot announced that we were going back to the gate for some hydraulic issue. We waited about and hour for them to fix the issue then we rolled back out only to come in again as the issue had reappeared. We were then ordered off the plane so we went off with K and M to get a beer and were back in time for takeoff - for real this time. Thirteen or so hours in the air and it is 10:30 pm Beijing time and I am working with getting no sleep on the plane so sorry if I am rambling a bit.

Beijing is beautiful at night, reminds us a bit of Las Vegas with all of the lights. It is pretty hot and humid here though. We are off to bed to get some much needed sleep and some rest for walking on the Great Wall tomorrow.

8 comments:

melinda said...

So glad you are finally there!!
It must be a great feeling to know you are in the same country as your daughter!! Good luck with the rest of the JOURNEY!!

kris said...

Glad you made it there safely! looking forward to more updates! :)

Wendy said...

I'm glad you guys got there! I hope you have fun at the Great Wall!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! We are all so excited. Kris texted me to tell me you made it and to look at your site. I cannot believe it :)

Anonymous said...

oh, and this is from Tammy :)

Biren said...

First off, I guess this means you're able to successfully blog from China! So that's great news! But wow, that stinks you guys were off to a bad start, but it should be all uphill from here!! In the end, I'm glad you made it safe and sound.

Look forward to the next post! Have fun at the Great Wall!

Two Pearls / New England H Family said...

Don't worry...the jet lag will only last, oh I dunno, about a week! It was about a week before I stopped waking up at 4 in the morning...

So glad you all made it. Have fun - get ready for the steep climb tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear you made it...a little late! I am so excited you are able to blog!! Enjoy the Great Wall!! WOW you are in CHINA!!

Liz