The Story of Gracie

We are in the process of adopting a daughter from China! Our LID [Log In Date] for our paperwork in China is Sept. 12, 2005.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Day 4 in China...Heading to Gracie's Home Munincipality

Today we had to meet our guide in the lobby of the Beijing hotel at 5:45 a.m. I couldn't believe it when I looked out of the window and saw the cars and grounds covered in a blanket of snow! It was beautiful, and unusual at this time of the year for Beijing. Unfortunately, we had to sit on the plane for 3 hours waiting for them to de-ice the plane. We got in to Chongqing late, and when we opened the hotel door, it really hits you when you see the baby crib, stroller, and baby tub all set up for you! We then had to go to the store, which was several blocks away in the basement level of a 6 story department store, and return and tie up loose ends for the paperwork. It was exciting to experience a culture like this in Chongqing, where it isn't touristy, it is the real thing. This city has over 10 million people in it, and it sure feels like it when you are in the stores or on the roads! Today is the last day that they celebrate the Chinese New Year, and it is the lantern festival. The fireworks are out of this world! We have a terrific view from our window on the 12th floor overlooking the Yantze River and the North bank. I am exhausted and want my energy for Gotcha Day, which is tomorrow! We will post tomorrow with pictures no matter how tired we are! :)
Jill and Mike


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