We crazy kids have arrived, safe and sound!!!
After leaving Logan (Boston) at 9 a.m. Sunday morning, we finally arrived at Destination Beijing around midnight Monday night... Long. Very, very long. (Considering how stir crazy I was getting, I'm already not looking forward to the return with a 4-year-old...)
The last leg of our trip was delayed by 2 hours (plane brake lines weren't working, so I take it as a very good thing that they kicked us off the plane and had us reboard a different one.) But we were so travel weary and yet hyped up, it made it hard to sleep last night. Definitely betting sleep will come with a heavy hand tonight...
It's about 5:15 a.m. Tues (that would make it 5:15 p.m. Monday for all those back home) and I'm sitting here in our hotel room in Beijing showered, dressed and ready to see a big wall. But our guide isn't meeting us until 8:15, so breakfast first....
But I've been dying to blog (we couldn't do it in Tokyo) to let everyone know we made it! Wild.
Because we arrived around midnight, we haven't seen much of anything to take a decent picture of. And with our bleary bloodshot eyes, pictures of us definitely don't count. But we'll take tons today and download them when we get back later this afternoon.
Big huge hugs to everyone who prayed and sent us off with words of encouragement. An extra special big hugs to our moms & dads....and the rest of our "families" scattered near and far! Love you all and thanks for your unwavering support!!!