Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're not in Kansas Anymore!

Or even Arkansas for that matter! We are definitely the minority right now! Gives you a little perspective to look around and not see any faces that look like yours! A good experience to remember from Dex's perspective!

We just woke up from our first night in Beijing after a day and a half of travel to get here. Very exhausting, but we saw some really neat things in the plane, including flying over the Rocky Mountains and the Great Salt Lake (who knew it was red?!) I also had my first experience with a Chinese-style, non-Western toilet. We arrived in Tokyo, and I raced into the bathroom after standing way too long in line for inspection. I was met by the squatter. I about had a heart-attack! Thankfully, I turned around and saw a stall with a Western toilet. Whew! Too bad the reports I'd heard about the Chinese beds were not at all exaggerated! They really are a piece of plywood with a thin piece of fabric stretched over them! I suppose you can sleep on anything when you're tired enough -- which we are. :o)

We are looking forward to our first Chinese breakfast buffet, a tour of the Forbidden City, and a rickshaw tour of Beijing today, followed by a long nap in the afternoon!
Tomorrow will be the Great Wall and an acrobatic show. Then, we'll be leaving Beijing, headed to Fuzhou City to meet our Dex-Man!

I'm posting these blogs through a backdoor approach, since Blogspot (and all Google apps) are blocked in China. So, someone please send me an email and let me know if they aren't posting properly, because I can't actually look at the blog.

1 comment:

Erin said...

I'm SO excited to hear some news!! I've been thinking about you guys all day. I'm sure you probably can't see comments either, but when you get home you will know we have been praying for you!!!