Friday, February 18, 2011


Hey Everyone! I made it and they didn't even have to put me in a straight jacket before landing. Don't get me wrong, it's a long flight. A long, looooooooong flight. But doable. We had an admin snafu that resulted in our seats not being together but when all was said and done a lovely man traded his middle seat for one row up on the window so we could be together. I took the Tylenol PM, I did sleep. My neck and shoulder acted up something fierce but pretty much as soon as we landed it was just fine.

I love the feel of the wheels touching ground. It's like a new beginning. When they met the tarmac here I leaned over to Queen Bee and whispered, "We're in China." and we laughed and laughed.

We've made it safely back to Sister Bee's house, walked around her neighborhood and gotten a feel for the place. We stopped into her local bar - a Texas BBQ joint where everyone knows her - and had pulled pork sliders for dinner. Delicious and really nice to meet some of her people.

It's about 11:30pm on Friday for us and we're a little grungy. Going to shower and try to hit the hay, ready to start a new day tomorrow.

Thanks for all your kind comments.

More when I can!



  1. Hooray! Have a blast....

  2. Miflohny12:51 PM

    Yay! Glad you made it safely and that you were able to sleep. Already your trip to China starting off better than mine!

  3. I am SO excited to be on this adventure with you!! Be well, take lots of pictures, and write as often as you can; I am on the edge of seat to hear about what you're doing!!

  4. Wait, you're in China and eating texas bbq?