We made it to Nanjing!! Yes, brave Becky got on the train - that was ALL Joe's idea - and once our agency found us a "safe" train and gave us the go-ahead - I started feeling like backing out! I mean really - 2 foreigners, train, 4 pieces of luggage - oh my, I just saw trouble there! But I have to eat crow and admit that it was quite fun - the train is one of the fastest around - went over 200 km/hr at some points - and we saw so much of the countryside of China - it was gorgeous. I do think we were the only Caucasians on the train though and many had a hard time not staring at us - not to mention those that had seat numbers beside us and went out of their way to find a new seat! Oh well - I don't blame them - it's scary to sit by Joe and I -ask our friends!!
Well - if it didn't feel real - it does once you hit your province. The rooms are all ready for Jada!
That crib really makes things seem real!! This is a very nice hotel - look what they delivered to us - the paper and a rose - hmmm, one could get used to this real fast!!
View from our room - a nice garden outside the front of the hotel - we thought it was so pretty...
...but it got even better at night - WOW!
We met up with the Danielson's and that was a fun evening - we were really wanting some companionship so that was a nice gift! (We were missing our travel group from last time - it is so nice to have those comrades!!) We went to Burger King for dinner :) and then went for a walk to look around Nanjing - another city that I am enjoying seeing - China is just full of such amazing cities.
We are told that our little ones will have to get up around 6 to leave their orphanages and head to Nanjing. We were warned they might be hungry AND crabby - we had to laugh - crabby is the least of our worries!! Both the Danielson's and Joe and I are wondering what it will be like to take a 3 year old and turn their whole world upside down. Not only are we unfamiliar, but so is the whole outside world. My heart goes out to Jada - this will be a day that will be SO hard for her, but we pray that she softens quickly - that she learns to love us like we love her - and that we can be a blessing to her. We will send some pictures your way tomorrow when we've ALL had time to adjust!