Saturday, March 31, 2007

Finally in Beijing

We finally made it to Beijing.
Our flight out of Tampa was delayed, causing us to miss our flight to Beijing. United put us up in the airport Hyatt in D.C. w/ dinner and bfast vouchers, it was nice, but we had to arrive in Beijing a day later. Right now the jet lag is definitely present
We will do some sightseeing/shopping tomorrow and a night tour that includes "The Peking Duck" (famous Chinese restaurant) and Chinese acrobat show.
Our room in Beijing is very nice, having Kristy's mother Jeanette w/ us, every time we tried to book a room we had to rent two rooms (due to the bed situation in China; either two twins or one king) We found the Marriott Executive Apartments thru Expedia, it's a 1800 sf lavishly furnished apartment w/ 2 master bedrooms, and it cost less than renting two rooms at the other hotels. It even has it's own washer and dryer so we can wash our traveling clothes from the flight, and Claire and I can swim and dry our suits before putting them back in the suitcase.
I have to conclude with how well Claire did on the 14 hour flight. Of course she was the only one who could comfortably stretch out, but she did great; no complaints the entire flight. Except when we landed and Ella wasn't there, she couldn't comprehend "we are in China, but Ella's not here".

1 comment:

Quackenbush Family Blog said...

I can't wait to see pictures!
Hope you guys are having a great time. Ella is such a lucky little girl! Give Claire a big hug from her Aunt Jackie