Friday, December 12, 2008

Day 1: Dec 12, Beijing

Highlights from today...

The Chinese Acrobat show:





Our tour guide, Sandy was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the city.


Drummers. We had to climb some very high steps that seemed to go straight up to get to the top of this tower. The way down was not my favorite part, but the drummers were great.

Rickshaw ride through the first part of the Hutong tour:

Lunch. All of the food so far has been very yummy.

The Temple of Heaven was quite beautiful. I can only imagine what it would be like on a bright, warm day.






This trip is a blessing in so many ways. We have had the pleasure of meeting 4 other families who are getting ready to meet their new child too. Three more families come in tomorrow.
Wow is all I can say.
Until tomorrow…

1 comment:

Scott lord said...

I echo Erika's sentiments! Wow only begins to explain the journey. God has provided an awesome experience and we have only been in country a day!

Beijing is a fantastic city and to see the Chinese culture up front is amazing. I am awestruck.

We start again today with more sight seeing then we prepare to depart to meet Julia. For all the wonders we have witnessed to date, I eagerly, and not very patiently, await to the one true wonder that we are here for. To meet Julia and bring her home.

A big thank you to all who pray and watch over us. And a debt to Mike and Cindy for caring for our children.

"nĂ® hao" for now!