We finally made it to China after a long day of travel. We left home at 6:15am and made it to our hotel at 5:00 am your time (5pm here), so almost 24 hours of travel with approximatley 2 hours of sleep on the plane. The girls did a wonderful job getting along and doing homework on the plane. They probably have more than 1/2 of it left though.
We met one of the families in our group at the airport in Newark. It was nice to have someone to follow once we made it to Beijing:)
The hotel was afraid that all four of us would not fit into our room, so they upgraded us to two rooms that were nicer. Obviously we were not comfortable leaving our girls in a room by themselves not adjoined to ours in a foreign country. We use both rooms to get ready and let them play, but not to sleep. We concocted a bed for Macella out of two chairs and then took cushions off the chair in the extra room to make a bed for Kirstie. You'll see it it the picture album below.
I think the blogs show up with U.S. time, so just add 12 hours to see the time here.
Thanks so much for helping us get here. We miss and love you.
Some pictures from our trip and arrival are in the album below.