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By this Author: Lora K

We Have Arrived

Hi everyone. Today is Sunday (in China), Saturday in U.S. We are now on the second leg of our journey. We arrived in Zhengzhou a short time ago. Don't forget, we are 14 hours ahead of U.S. time.

Our stay in Beijing was fabulous! We were so busy doing and seeing so many things and places. Here is a run down of what we did the last couple days.

We arrived very late on Thursday night and were exhausted from the long flight so we went straight to bed. On Friday morning we visited the Hutong District of Beijing where we visited a traditional style home suited for the Chinese large family which consisted of four "houses" with a courtyard in the middle. We toured this area by rickshaw. Oh, my gosh! This was like something from a book. It was great! Later that morning we visited a silk factory where we learned the silk making process (from worm to cacoon to actual silk). Very amazing process! After lunch we visited Tinnamen Square and the Forbidden City where we learned a great deal about the Chinese history.

On Saturday morning we visited a local jade factory. Later that morning we took a bus to visit The Great Wall of China. What an amazing experience! The Great Wall is 6,350 km long. We were very lucky enough to have a sunny day so we were able to have great views. After lunch we toured a cloisonne factory where various works of art are hand made, mostly vases. Next we were able to visit the site of the 2008 Beijing olympics. Awsome! What incredible buildings. And to finish the day, we saw a Chinese acrobatic show.

Whew! What a busy two days. Let me tell you, we were worn out.

Tomorrow morning we get Levi.

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"The Call" From CCAI

Today we had our conference call with CCAI (our adoption agency) and the other families in our travel group. We also received our final travel packet which contained our itinerary while in China. We are so excited! We leave one week from today.

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We're Heading to China

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I thought it would be nice if you could follow along with us on this journey just as many of you did when we traveled to China in 2005 to adopt Lily.

We made our travel arrangements yesterday. On September 1st we will leave Spokane, WA and fly to Seattle, WA. Here we will meet up with Chris' Mom and Dad. They are accompanying us on this very special journey. From Seattle we will fly non-stop to Beijing, China. We will spend a couple of days in Beijing doing some sightseeing then travel south to Zhengzhou, which is in the Henan Province. This is where Levi is from. On Monday, September 6th, we will be united with little Levi.

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