Good morning USA!
We arrived safe and sound to Beijing. What a cool place. A tiny town of 15 million people (less than half of the largest city in China!). Our guide, Anna was at the airport to meet us and took us to our personal van for a ride to our hotel.
The flight, though long, was pretty sweet. We flew right over the North Pole. It is 5:30 PM in China … we have been in our room for less than 30 minutes and Kate is already sawwing logs I am soon to follow. We may skip dinner “tonight”.
Obviously the Olympics are a pretty big deal. One example of what kind of impact the games are having on Beijing … their pretty decent sized 2-terminal airport will become a collosal 10-terminal airport before the games begin. We could see the construction as we were taxiing in and it looked huge.
Tomorrow we will have breakfast in our hotel and then we are off to see some sights. Only THREE MORE DAYS until we meet Sheehan. It hardly seems possible.