Beijing Duck, Blue Skies and Layers!!
Sorry I haven't been writing much, I have been sleeping a little bit more than Jim. I thought I was handling jet lag pretty well but then the last 3 days of touring finally caught up with me. I am glad we have this afternoon off. I just got up from a nap and could probably sleep a little longer if I wanted but I also want to sleep tonight. It has been so cold out the last 2 days it was almost unbearable. The first day it was chilly but comfortable and I thought this is going to be a piece of cake, so yesterday I did not layer quite as much and I regretted it. Today I doubled the layers of our first day and I was still very cold. The temperatures are very similar to what we have at home but the wind and the fact that everything is outside makes it much harder. Luckily our hotel has very good heat as long as we keep the curtains closed.
We have been blessed with incredibly blue skies and clear days. Our guide told us today that Beijing only has a few very clear days like yesterday and today a year. Jim has been busy taking TONS of pictures you will likely be seeing pictures of China for years to come on the blogs. Today he forgot his memory card and he made the driver turn around J I think that our guide thinks he is a little bit crazy but I love having a personal photographer following me around.
Here are a couple shots from today and our Beijing duck dinner last night. We actually enjoyed the duck although it we were not as good at making the little rolls as they were. We referred to them as duck tacos but we are pretty sure at that point we were the only ones there that could speak English or knew what a taco was.
Tomorrow is our travel day and we fly to Changsha. We are meeting up with the Wells’ family and will be spending the rest of our journey together. I am so thankful to have another family to share this with. We have shared a lot during this experience and I believe it is truly meant to be that we get to meet our daughters finally on the same day.
Then Monday is Chloe day!!
I don’t know how the internet connection will be in Changsha but we will find some way to post pictures as soon as we are able to breathe again after becoming parents. If you do not hear from us don’t worry but I know you are all anxious to see her, so are we.