Sunday, November 1, 2009

We are now in Faith's home Province - Wuhan!

Hello again from China!  We are out of Bejing now and in Wuhan!  We had a great time in Bejing!  We were able to visit Tienamen square and then the Forbidden City.  Both amazing sites!  It was just amazing to see how huge the Forbidden city actually is.  You walk from one section to another section, as one of our friends Kevin described it, it's like the movie Groundhog Day.  The sections begin to look alike!

After that we went to this neat lunch place and saw how vases were made with copper and enamel, very cool.  We bought a couple things there.  Then we went to the Great Wall and let me tell you, it's great all right!  We were still in Bejing where we saw the wall.  Allison didn't get very far up and I only made it to the first tower, my knees are angry with me now I'll tell ya. 

We have made some new friends as well!  Kevin and Annie and their daughter Megan, Jay and Mary, Sylvia and Bernie and their daughter Karla (with a K as she says), Joe and Julia and a few others.

This morning we left Bejing in a pretty decent snow storm, were only delayed by about an hour for the plane to be de-iced so it wasn't too bad.  I type this from the 24th story of the Marco Polo hotel in Wuhan overlooking the Yangtzee river.  I really don't feel like I belong in a hotel like this!

The best news is that we are where Faith lives!  Tomorrow is the day we finally get to meet her and she gets to meet us!  Our two year journey started so long ago and has brought us half way around the world and it's so very close to reality now!  God has guided us and protected us the entire way!

I'm going to try to get some pictures up here somewhere, if I do I'll post a link, that's all for now!


  1. Hi Allison & Kevin,

    I'm glad you arrived safe and sound! How great is it that you have made new friends to share this journey with you in China! I'm so happy for you guys. I will be thinking of you tomorrow with a smile on my face knowing you will be seeing Faith for the first time....WOW! Have a wonderful "experience of a lifetime" and please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Clairemarie

  2. Ni hao! Looks like you guys are enjoying the trip so far.

    So glad you are meeting others that you are travelling with. The people you meet on this trip will forever become a part of your life.

    Good luck tomorrow. It will be one of the best days of your life so try to take it all in!!! You and Faith will be in our prayers. Sending lots of love! The Johnsons

  3. You are both so upbeat and positive!! Keep that up. I'm glad you got there and things are working out well. It sounds like fun so far! Take care and don't forget to say "hi" to Faith for me!