ResponsiBoy, FullPlateGrandpa and I made it to Beijing! I didn’t really doubt how awesome a traveler ResponsiBoy would be, but he exceeded my expectations. Because the personal entertainment system on the plane was WAY too exciting for his poor TV/electronics-restricted self, I think he slept a total of abut 15 minutes. That means that when we arrived, he had been awake for 24 hours. He still managed to wait in line for the cab, endure a 45 minute ride to our hotel (the cabbie got a little lost) and then listen to, and heed, my speech about jet lag that involves a cure of not going to bed until the local time. It’s 9pm here now. He is sound asleep. Hopefully, he’ll get a good night of sleep and be ready for tomorrow’s adventures.
One of today’s adventures involved eating this slightly funky looking fruit. He wasn’t too sure about it.
In an attempt to keep ourselves awake, we took a walk after we checked into our hotel. We discovered that the area of Beijing that people have told me about before, called the Night Market.
While I’m not brave enough to eat street food, I sure did enjoy photographing it all.
Tomorrow we’ll take a nice long cab ride out to Poppy’s foster home. And, we’ll get to squeeze her for the first time!!! I absolutely can’t wait!!!
–FullPlateMom, who likely won’t sleep too much tonight. She’s like a kid on Christmas.