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.

Friday, March 02, 2007

In Beijing!

Hi, I'm Susan and I will be posting for Jill while she is in China. She is having problems with Blogger in China so when she emails me I will post it here for you to see.

We finally made it here! If you click on the photo, it will take you to our Picasa public photo gallery to see other pictures from our trip. Just experimenting with this, so if it works, we'll be able to send many more pictures in the blog from the trip. Our first day, Feb. 27th, was travel to Houston, then Newark. We decided to stay in New Jersey and just went to a huge outlet mall for a few things that we forgot for the trip. By the weight of our luggage though, you'd think that there couldn't possibly be anything that was left behind! The next morning we headed over to the airport and boarded before noon. That became the 13 hour flight. The food was awesome, but we didn't sleep as we should have because we were so wound up! We landed in Beijing at 1:30 in the morning, which was now 3:30 in the afternoon Beijing time. We met up with Scott and Victoria on the flight, who are also with GW and picking up their daughter in the same municipality. Our tour guide picked us up and showed us to the hotel, and to some stores and places to eat nearby. We ended up just eating in the hotel since we were so exhausted. Went to sleep early, but I woke up at 3. Today we went on a rickshaw tour of an old area of Beijing where the hutong are. Shopping at a 5 story department store, as well as a group meal of peking duck and many other dishes followed. We came back to the hotel and will probably hit the Subway around the corner for a light dinner. Tomorrow is the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Tianamen Square tours! We are exhausted, but having a blast, keeping busy until we head over to Gracie's municipality on Sunday!


Blogger Nana said...

Can't believe y'all are in Beijing and only two days from getting our Gracie. I'm extremely anxious to hold my grandbaby!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Don & Judy said...

Hi Jill & family!
I bet you are excited beyond words! Can't wait to see those "gotcha pic's" of your sweet Gracie! I'm also a member of the DJ yahoo group, and we rec'd our referral on 2/1 for our daughter, Jiang Ai Ji. Anxious to see if she's in any of your orphanage pic's!
Have a wonderful trip!
God Bless!

1:47 PM  

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