It’s dinner time in Chongqing. We’re all feeling a bit of jet lag right now. So the tv is on, Char’s watching The Chipmunks movie, we’re downing some coffee, trying to make it to a decent bedtime. Dinner tonight will probably be in the lounge at our hotel.We were up so early this AM, that Jamie and Charlie had time for a swim before we left for the airport.
Then, we had another uneventful flight from to . We arrived around in Chongqing…very overcast, hazy, and difficult to see the area. I did see some mountains from the airplane, but not much else. When we landed, the butterflies took over again thinking about becoming a mom again…excited and nervous, knowing that the next day, Jenna would be with us.
The most eventful thing to happen on the flight was a brief conversation I had with a local woman. Her English was quite good, and she had been to several times. I think she wanted to practice her English. However, she may have chosen her words a bit more carefully. She was asking about Charlie, of course. And then proceeded to ask if I was his grandma. Really? Again? This is the 2nd time in as many years that I’ve been asked about being a grandma. I really, really need to invest in some good skin products. Any suggestions, friends?
So I humbly walked off the plane, we gathered our luggage, and were met by our guide, David. We took a van ride to our hotel, and found ourselves feeling like we were now in China. The traffic is insane…automobiles everywhere, driving in no organized manner whatsoever. There are basically no bikes here, though, because it is so hilly. Our guide compared Chongqing to with all the ups and downs. And crosswalks? Why bother? No one stops for pedestrians anyway!
Our hotel is great and we have a good size room. Our guide informed us that tomorrow morning we will meet to fill out paperwork, and then……we meet Jenna. He laughed, telling us that there will be six families meeting our children…and lots of noise…crying noise! He did tell us that one of the other children is 13 years old. I can’t wait to see this all transpire with the 6 families tomorrow! Stay tuned!
P.S. There will be photos...as soon as I can figure out how to upload them to this computer!