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Thursday, March 27, 2008

We're here finally!!

Hello everyone back home, just thought I'd let you know that we made here to Beijing all in one safe piece. We arrived right after 2:00 -China time, so it would've been about 1:00 a.m. there. We didn't get to the hotel til after 5 though. Yes I am dog tired too! We did take naps on the plane but geezzzzz. We just went and ate at this restaurant in our hotel. It was Chinese food and they didn't give us forks to use, but only chopsticks and a soup spoon. I had shrimp fried dumplins which I loved,and congee just to see what all that was about. I knew that Drew eats it quite a lot on a daily basis. It's basically just rice that been cooked a lot of water for a long time. I had it plain but sometimes they put meat, veggies, or fish in it. I wasnt that brave just yet. The menu had things listed as intestines, shark fins, fish and seafood dishes but it all sounded like it wouldve been gross when you looked it, then I wouldn't be able to eat it. My dad asked the Chinese waitress to sit down and show him out to use those chopsticks. She declined to sit, but did try to teach him with using them. We all laughed out loud on that one! Oh yeah, our flight to Beijing was packed and alot of them were Chinese coming home or to visit. We sure saw a lot of adorable kids--too bad I couldn't just bring them with us too. Well going to bed to hopefully catch up on some sleep and jet lag.

3 comments:

Dana & Rick said...

Kim,
Yahoo!! I'm glad you made it and I didn't hear anything about a pukefest!! Thanks for checking out the congee! I was wondering about that.
Dana

Anonymous said...

Hey Kim,
I'm soooo glad you all made it fine. I am sorry that I didn't catch you Tuesday to drop off Riley's Easter gift from me at church and also, I didn't get to give you Drew's little something. I will make sure to see you when you get back. Enjoy your trip and let me know when you guys get to St. Louis on the return trip. Just email me.

I hope you guys have good weather there and can enjoy all your plans. I know that you are so excited to meet Drew, this will be an experience that you will never forget. You will always b able to remember minute for minute like it just happened.

Best wishes to you and yours.
Jennifer

Jeremy said...

Hey Mommy & Daddy,
Glad to hear you made it safely! We've been thinking about you constantly!! Have a wonderful trip and put all those new electroniv devices to good use! Keep us posted on every single detail. Miss you already and can't wait for your return home with Drew!! Love you! J,F,C &S