Well....that was a long time traveling......we left Kansas City Saturday morning at 7:49am and got into Chengdu at 2:30 am the morning of August 6th (today). We were supposed to get in at 11;45pm but the flight was delayed a couple of hours. Our poor guide, Ray, waited all that time for us, thank goodness! Got to bed around 3a.m in our "rustic" hostel. It's a pretty laid back atmosphere, the restaurant is good, lots of food for little money. We're going to a different place tomorrow morning before getting Jaxon though, because they didn't have a triple room available here and the beds are definitely NOT big enough for two boys!
Went over to the bank this morning and tried the ATM which didn't work, then finally was able to get some money exchanged to eat breakfast...we were so hungry....good thing we had licorice and granola bars to tide us over while we figured it all out.
I did manage to melt my curling iron and fry the power strip I brought, but a helpful person bought us an adaptor (the one I brought is apparently a converter/adaptor and "juices" things up a little too much!).
Now that we've got all our electronics figured out and have Skyped with our family today, we're ready to explore.
On another note...James had a good flight :)...he struck up a conversation with a girl..a Chinese student on her way back to China...she practiced her English on him and her friends took about a million photos...he was happy!
Tomorrow is Gotcha Day...about 2:45pm. Counting down the hours...weird to think we're in the same city as Jaxon, but I wanted this one day to rest and spend time with James.
See you soon!