Friday, December 16, 2011

Beijing China Dec 1 - Dec 4

I wasn't able to update the blog while I was in China, which was frustrating because I wanted to share with everyone our journey to Madeline.  So, I'm going to break up these posts to let you see all we did in China and our precious little girl.

We landed in Beijing on December 1st and checked in to the Traders Hotel.  The first day there we basically slept due to Jet Lag and the next day we meet the rest of the 11 families in our group.  First I want to say this was an amazing and inspirational group of families.  I look forward to keeping in touch with them and seeing how their kids grow up.  

Dec 2: It was the first snow fall in Beijing and it was cold. We took a tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong Tour.


Dec 3: We hit the Great Wall, Olympic Village and Jade Market. Our last night in Beijing we also caught an amazing acrobatics show.

 Tom made it to the top and took this photo proving he is a true man!

Traders Hotel had a underground mall and food court.  It was neat to walk around and get some food without having to brave the cold.  

Our last night there we at a Hot Pot restaurant.  

Dec 4th - We left Beijing and arrived in Zhengzhou.  We stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Zhengzhou and anxiously waiting for the next day when we meet Madeline.

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