Monday, October 10, 2011

Sightseeing in Beijing

Today (Monday, October 10), after a day of much needed rest, we went to tour the Great Wall of China.  Our guide, Peter, took us to the JuYong Pass portion of the wall.  All I can say is that it was awesome!  Petersaid the wall is about 4,000 miles long.  I think seeing the wall today made it hit home that we are really in China!  :-)  We were not in good enough shape to climb all the way up either side, but we did go about halfway up one side.  The stairs are extremely steep, so I was very thankful for the handrails.  We had Subway for lunch (ahhh...the comfortsof home), and then came back to our hotel to rest.

Tomorrow, we will tour the Forbidden City and see some other sights closer
to the downtown area.  Our flight for Guangzhou leaves tomorrow (Tuesday,
October 11) at 6:00 p.m
.  We will arrive in Guangzhou about 9:00 p.m.
(that's Tuesday 8:00 a.m. KY time).  Then, on Wednesday, we will receive
our little girl!  We are not sure of the time yet or whether we will go to
her or if they will bring her to us.

The jetlag has been MUCH harder to get over than we had imagined.  We ask
for and are grateful for your continued prayers.  We want to be strong and
healthy when we receive Audrey!


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