Well this is Tommy. I have been going to sleep with Caleb around 9 Pm each night and seem to always wake around 3 am. But wake feeling rested.
I thought I might share some of the impressions I have had of China, that are things that are different from home.
Here is evidence of the greatness of Air Jordan. This is at one of the stalls set up to sell to tourists. I thought it was funny.
China has a distinct smell. The food, the linens, the air all have this smell. I don’t think it is the water, but probably the air. Of course we have only been in two GIGANTIC Cities. The smell is sort of like an old break shop if you remember that asbestos smell. It is a metallic/sweet smell. Some of it may be the incense. It isn’t at all offensive, although I don’t like it.
Wuhan which you probably have never heard of is larger than ANY city in the US except for NYC. So we have visited 3 of the world’s largest cities in less than a week. Wuhan seems at first impression to be more spread out and less dense than Beijing. The number and size of old apartements that resemble eastern block countries buildings in Beijing is staggering. They are very close together.
The air quality in Wuhan seems to be much worse than in Beijing. our hotel room is very nice and on the 19th floor. the windows were open with the heat on when we arrived. looking down to the street you might suspect a nearby fire of LARGE magnitude. But the buildings as Kim has described are all lit very nicely.
Side note, if you have a choice visit Beijing when it is warmer. WOW it was cold!
well better go. I have to post some pictures for Kim and make sure all our batteries are charged for PICTURES of Rachel!
We will very soon meet her and as our guide said “maybe you will cry?” And I thought yeah, that is probably more than a maybe.
This rescue mission is about to reach a climax! I can hardly wait.
We should be able to post a quick picture or two late on your Sunday night midnight or so. But Monday morning when most of you are checking in on blogs you will see her little face beside us.
addition: the hotel in Beijing had not soft but fairly soft mattresses the ones here are what we had heard about. Basicaly thing of a box spring, not the real kind with springs but the cheap kind that is a box with a hard flat top. put a sheet on that and you have our beds!