Greetings from Beijing! We had a great flight from DC to Beijing, straight north from DC and over the north pole, so I still have never crossed the Pacific! We made it to the hotel room before crashing thanks to our amazing guides. Matt and Elizabeth fell asleep at about 6 pm here (6 am Eastern time), and Ginny and I got food and fell asleep at about 7 pm. We all woke up between 3 and 4 am. Although we had gotten about 5 hours of sleep in the 48 hours before, we are all feeling quite good. Today we will tour the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
Every person I’ve spoken to here is shocked that we are here to adopt a 4thchild, especially when they find out that we have a son. Our hotel is beautiful. We will be meeting our travel group in an hour for breakfast, and we are about 36 hours from meeting Thomas. We are beyond happy and excited.