Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Trip Part Two

It is 4:30pm here in Beijing, which means it is 4:30am back home in Atlanta. The flight was long but did not seem like it was too bad. We did have the benefit of an empty seat between us on the long flight. The first leg, from Atlanta to Newark was delayed 45 minutes because we were struck by a belt loader while boarding. Really, the whole freaking cabin rocked side to side and they took a lot of time to call people to come look for damage. There was an option to put us on a 7:40 flight if our 6:30 one could not go, but we got off the ground at 7:15 in a plane too small to reach the gate ramps in Newark! It was some form of Brazillian plane. Why are American companies that beg for federal funds to keep them afloat buying planes from Brazil?

Neither of us slept much on either flight so we are going to grab some dinner and head to bed early. Tours of Tianimen Square and the Forbidden City are tomorrow!

16 comments:

Don and Be said...

The belt loader thing could have been bad ..... thank God you're there. Hoping all goes like clockwork.

Dannye said...

sleep tight...we're looking forward to hearing about the tours!!

Jonni said...

How scary about the belt loader but so glad you guys made it there okay. Can't wait to hear more.

Hugs,
Jonni

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Heather said...

YEAH!!! Just think...the next time you are home again it will be with LynnMarie!!!

Lifting you all up in prayer!!

Heather

The Straight's said...

Yeah, you made it!! Look you are so close to LynnMarie right now :)

Three-Bean Salad said...

We are thrilled that you made it there safely and praying for all to go smoothly! Love, Todd, Jan and Kristin

Dianna in Louisiana said...

I saw your post on Jenny's blog and just wanted to pop over a send well wishes. Adopting your first child...... how wonderful....you are embarking on perhaps, the most wonderful adventure of your life!

Eric and Tiffany said...

Yeah so glad you made it safe and sound. Get some sleep. Looking forward to pictures. Praying for you guys.

Andrea said...

Glad you made! Enjoy your trip of a lifetime!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That would be slightly scary about the whole belt loader thing...
Glad you are getting ready for a few adventures...

Jamie said...

How scary about the belt loader. I'm glad though you made it safe and sound. I bet you guys are super excited!

Lennah and Delylah's mom said...

We can't wait to hear more and see pics.
Cathy

Lynn said...

I am not looking forward to the flights myself.

YOU ARE IN CHINA!!! Pinch yourself for me!!!

Praying for your time to go slow enough for you to remember every moment but fast enough to get to LynnMarie in not time flat!!

So happy for you!

Kristy said...

I am so glad that you both are there safely. EEEEKKKK I cant wait to see her!!!!!!

Love, Kristy

Alyson and Ford said...

So happy to know you are in China!! Enjoy and get some rest!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for SIX Months!