Sunday, March 31, 2013

Today (yesterday) we visited the Great Wall and then we flew down to Guangzhou (pronounced: Gwan chow) where today we finally get united with Kian! Every morning Declan asks if we get Kian today so finally we can tell him yes. Here are some photos from the Great Wall it was very cold and foggy.

Guess what this hole on the wall was used for? That's right for the soldiers to pee!
Unfortunately Declan didn't get the memo on the pee hole!

Finally a picture of Jennifer, she is always taking the photos

Saturday, March 30, 2013

So as many of you know Declan has asthma so we brought our nebulizer for his albuterol treatment. Talk about a perfect storm Declan's asthma, 13 hour flight with dry air, lovely acidic smog of Bejing. As soon as we got to the room we started his asthma treatment withthe nebulizer only to have the electrical supply fry the nebulizer,  thank god Jen packed the Amish huffer so he could still do his treatments. Poor guy was coughing like once every 10 seconds. After a solid day of his treatments Declan is doing much better, it didn't hurt that today we toured sights outside of downtown Beijing; Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.

Temple of Heaven

Summer Palace Shops on canal

Temple of Heaven

Summer Palace

Declan fan club

Lunch @ McDonalds

Superstar Declan @ Summer Palace

Pop-pop and Declan Temple of Heaven

Friday, March 29, 2013

Photos from our day of traveling.

We are not traveling lightly.

We'll see how long those smiles last. Stay tuned.

That's how we roll!

Pop-pop and Declan enjoying SmashBurger!

My own tv, hot dog, mmm this flying thing isn't too bad 
Bejing Airport

Toured Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and Old City today our guide William has been great. Will post photos as soon as we get a card reader (I forgot the cable).  Declan loved riding the subway and boy do the Chinese love little boys everyone was flirting with Declan while I had him in the ergo. Everyone has been very courteous offering their seats to us on the subway, just like SEPTA, lol.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square-Forbidden City in Background

Stream in Forbidden City illustrating Feng Shui by bringing wealth to the  Emperor
Entrance to Forbidden City

The number of animals on the roof indicate how important of a building it is

Forbidden City

House in Old City-our guide grew up in this area

Alley Old City

Declan size car

mmm Lunch was excellent.
Restaurant we had lunch at.

I don't think this needs a caption


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Made it to China!

We have made it Beijing! We had a 13 hour flight and it was not too
bad..... Declan did really well and we all slept a bit. We flew United
and there were no issues. Our guide William met us at the airport and
delivered us to our hotel The Novotel Beijing Xinqiad. We managed a
short walk around the area and had a bite to eat at Starbucks :) our
authentic Chinese experience will begin tomorrow - tonight was about
survival - which included coffee.

As for now - it is 2:30 in the morning and we are up for a brief snack
and short video - then off to sleep again....

Once we find our camera cord we will download our pictures!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Travel Plans

All of our travel plans have been confirmed! We will leave Wednesday 3/27 and fly to Beijing.  We are in Beijing for a few days and will tour Tiananmen square, Forbidden city and the Great Wall. We will then fly to the south of China to the city of Guangzhou.

We get to FINALLY meet Kian on Monday 4/1. He will be with us from that day forward. After a bunch of days of paperwork & making things legit we will proceed to Hong Kong for a few days and fly home Sunday 4/14.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


We are headed to China!  

Hop on board as we travel to get our son Kian.