Two China Dolls and a Prince!

This blog chronicles the story of 2 of our adoptions, both older children when they came home. It begins in 2008 and will continue in the hopes we can be of encouragement and information to anyone thinking of older child adoption.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Made it to Chengdu!

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!


Anne said...

I bet James gets hit up for photos a lot on this trip :).
We always used Bank of China ATMs - only had a problem once or twice (out of order, or out of cash).

We passed you in the air today (at some point). We're glad to be home and can't wait to follow you on the blog!

Richard and Stacey Sanders said...

Thanks for the update :) We will all be anxious to see photos with you and Jaxon. Counting down the hours with you!

Mom2Six said...

WOO!HOO! Can't wait for the photos