Thursday, September 2, 2010

Safe and Simple Travels!

Just a quick update to let you know we have arrived safely in China. We arrived at our hotel-Holiday Inn Downtown Beijing around 2:00pm China time (about 1:00am Illinois time). So, we pretty much been awake for almost 24 hours straight. As I write, it is now 9:00pm in China (8:00am in llinois). I am feeling good and Melissa has been asleep for a couple hours. This, is not a good thing, as she will likely wake me up in a few hours wanting "to talk"--as if the three words I already gave her on the 14 hour flight are somehow insufficient for her emotional tank. We have met a few families that are part of our agency's group--some from St. Lous, some from Mt. Prospect, some from Conneticut. Tomorrow, most all of us will tour Beijing-Forbidden City, Tiannamen Square, Hutong Village, Olympic Birds Nest, which should be fun.

Be patient with the blog. It will be "boring" compared to prior trip because Cole, Shelby, Piper, Bill, and Linda provided most of the writing entertainment and sadly they are not here this time. Also, apparently China has blocked Blogspot, so the updates will be brief and potentially without photos. I do not think even NiteCruzer can solve this one.

Love to all.
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

8 comments:

Jason, Kate and Tait Miller said...

So glad you are there and safe! We are holding you up in prayer! NOW GO TO SLEEP!!!!!

Nate and Joy said...

Can't believe you are back in China..Dave, it's becoming your second home! So glad your travels were silent...I mean safe! We miss you already. And can't believe that there may not be photo updates...Come On Night cruzer! Have fun and enjoy your few nights alone!

Sheila said...

I, too, am glad you made it there safely. We have been thinking of and praying for you often. Hard to believe you guys are on the other side of the world! Enjoy site- seeing!

Anonymous said...

i sadly forgot you were on your way! i cant wait to read updates... you two (well, 3) will be in my prayers! love you guys!

Matt and Katie said...

so glad that you gave Missy at least a few words:) SO EXCITED for you both. Hung out with your oldest kiddos last night at church and will be hanging with Luke soon. Enjoy your time TOGETHER!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cole says "hello" from my office as he is my 7th hour teacher's aide. Go Chargers!
Nate (and Cole)

Neil said...

Katie just called to tell me to read your blog. I, too am so glad you arrived safely! Praise God! We are thinking you and praying.

Janelle said...

Glad you made it safe! Did Missy get my email before you left? I forgot to email it earlier, but it has some of my favorite Beijing spots that I hope you get to check out! Praying...

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