There are no words in the english language to describe a 14 hour flight, followed by a 3 hour layover, then another 2 hour flight on a plane held together by duct tape. David did add that the stewardesses were hot on the China domestic flight, so apparently that made his ride smooth. I was too busy praying to whatever dieties were listening to just get my family on the ground.
From the time we left our house and talked to all of you, it was 26 hours later before we checked into our hotel.
Yup, the whole family made it to bed at 11:00 p.m. china time (11:00 a.m. today at home) We were all up at 3:45 a.m. here..... too excited to sleep.
On our way from the airport to the (gorgeous) hotel, the guide told us that we need to be ready today at 9:00 a.m. to go and get the babies. Cuz......... after 27 hours of travel, I LIKE a coronary, LOL!! There is an onslaught of ads and sounds and smells that I have NEVER seen/heard/smelled before, and I am so disoriented, but I think I'll be fine after a nights sleep. Which I won't get with the new baby ;)
David is tired, but happy (WTF?) and Mom is just plain tired, and Abby is on OVERDRIVE and attacking the room fridge goodies.
Well, since we were up at 3:45, we have the bag all set with diaps and wipes and all the baby accoutrements, we're dressed, and have had instant coffee.
Being the little scout that I am, I alredy tried to charge the cameras, although the adapter that we got didn't work, and instead I saw my expesive battery pack for my Koday burst into flames and black smoke.
Oooops. Thankfully everything else is charged, so I just have to buy a manual battery for my camera and then ask the concierge about new adapters.
At 4:00 this morning I was taking a shower and shaking... I can't believe that after all this time, it's finally happening.
Okay, we leave in three hours to get the baby (!!!) and then do paperwork the rest of the day and play and panic and laugh and cry.
I will post more tonight, hopefully with pictures, as long as I don't burn the room up.
Loves to all of you, thank you for all of your help, and stay safe!
Mary, David, Abby, and Evie