This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hello from Hong Kong

We arrived safely at our hotel at about 6pm local time (4 am IL time!!) last night. None of us slept much on the plane, but it was pretty smooth and painless. The strange thing was that we followed the sun and so we never experienced dark or night. We flew right over the north pole and got some neat pictures of frozen Siberia and some mountain peaks.

We went to bed within a couple hours of arriving at our Holiday Inn since it was early evening. We all kept waking up throughout the night, checking the time and looking out the window, but we didn't actually get up until 7am (5pm at home). And I'm happy to report that we got the two double beds we requested--they'd previously warned that they this kind of rooms might not be available due to it being Chinese New Year.

We're real adventurous with our meals here--McDonalds for breakfast and "Chicago" pizza for lunch! The McDonalds had different food choices than we're used to and the Chicago pizza had unfamiliar options, too (egg, tuna, lettuce).

Today we wandered around Kowloon, but we plan to take the ferry tomorrow to see Hong Kong Island. We hope to go up to Victoria Peak tomorrow, but wonder if we'll be able to see anything through all the haze.


Caroline said...

I have been checking the blog like a crazy woman trying to see if you where there. I am so glad to see you arrive safe and sound. Although seeing Andy wedged into that airplane seat looked terrible. Craig is already talking about how miserable the flight will be. We are still in the Orlando Airport about to board our flight. I will see you in a few days in Nanning.

It's all really happening!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you guys made it safe and sound! God Bless your journey and keep sending the great pictures!! Dan, Cathy, Alyssa, Abbey, Jacie, Joshua, and Jacob

Diane Berth said...

You're there!! Woo Hoo!!! Glad your flight went well and you got some some rest. Love the pictures! Our prayers are with you every step of the way. Love, Diane and Norm