We had an uneventful trip to Beijing. Dennis caught a few short naps but I never fell asleep. We arrived in Beijing and were greeted by our friend, Ping, who got us to our hotel. We met up with her husband and went out for dinner. At this point I was going strong and Dennis was fading fast. By the time we went to bed it had been 26 hours since we had last slept. We slept well. We were up briefly in the night but overall were sound asleep.
Today Ping's family and Tracy took us around Beijing. We saw Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. For supper we went out and had Beijing Duck. The highlight of the day was the time with our friends. We got to know Ping, Francis, Alex and Tracy when there were in Madison at the University. Tracy headed home tonight on the train but Ping, Francis and Alex will join us tomorrow morning to go to the Great Wall.
We are doing fine with jet lag. We are tired tonight but it is almost 9:30 here. We will post some pictures later but we need to get to bed as we are heading out early tomorrow. We have had some problem getting to email so you may want to stop back here for word of how we are doing.
We will be with Brooke in just a few more days. Wow, it is almost here.