We have arrived at our hotel in Xi’an. The hotel is very nice!
We have an hour to get ready, and then our guide will pick us up to take us to dinner at 6:00pm. We are going to a dinner theater of Chinese dancers and a dumpling buffet. Apparently, this area is known for it’s delicious wheat, and is therefore famous for its noodles and dumplings.
Southern China is known for its rice, so our guide told us to eat the noodles and dumplings here and the rice in Guangzhou.
When we arrived in Hong Kong, everyone looked so happy and was so nice and welcoming, but when we got off the plane in Xi’an, it seemed so different. There were guards everywhere, and the mood seemed so austere.
Our guide is a man. His name is Sean. He is very nice, and I believe he intends to keep us very busy. I am fine with that, because I miss the children terribly, and don’t need a lot of free time to dwell on how long we’ll be away from them.
We did Skype with the kids in Hong Kong. They all seemed wonderful and happy. It was wonderful to see all their smiles.
In the morning we will see the Terra Cotta Warriors, and then we will go to the Civil Affairs office to get Evangeline at 4pm.
I can’t even believe I’m writing that. It’s just so hard to believe. I am constantly praying for her heart right now. I can’t imagine all the feelings she must be experiencing.
I’m so tired I’m having trouble even thinking about what to write, but I wanted you all to have a quick update.
I’ll keep you posted!