Thursday, June 1, 2017

Day 1 in Xian China

We strived in China the evening of the 31st, we had quite the eventful flights with some crazy moves of the airplane. First leg of the flight we were at 1700ft and descending landing gear was down and then all the sudden we start ascending really fast. The pilot gets on the speaker and apologizes and says we got too close to another airplane. 😳 Our flight to Xian right before we landed dropped like 100 feet and everybody screamed on the airplane and then we hit major turbulence and the pilot was very firm on the speaker to the flight attendants. But we are here and so thankful for the prayers of safe travels. But I have to admit this mama doesn't love flying so it made me a bit sick,

Xian is a beautiful city and Has so much to explore and do. We were up at 2am our first morning, got down to breakfast by 6am and left at 7:30am to go bike the ancient city wall. There is a fortified wall and more around the whole city. It was so fun to bike and take in all the beauty that is Xian. After that  we walked through the Muslim District and Joe tried some street food of lamb and this homemade bread cake. We also bought some walnuts that were seasoned and yummy. We spent most of the day just walking and taking it all in. We went to lunch and pointed to pictures of the food we wanted and everything came out yummy. We will be without a guide until Sunday afternoon when we get our sweet Teagan. For now we are soaking up the culture of where he is from and trying to get over this jet lag.

I am hoping to post pictures soon. We lost our card reader for our camera so hoping to find one of those today.

11 comments:

Paige said...

Oh I so love Xian!! Di, Jen and I got to ride bikes around that wall, what an amazing experience!! Praying for your trip and sweet Teagan!!

Stephanie M said...

Praying for you all!! Will love reading every post!!

Leggio said...

We road bikes yesterday it was fun!!!!! Is this where Pearl River was located? I remember you going on that trip 😍 If you remember any good places to eat message me. I hopefully will get to post some pictures soon.

Leggio said...

Thank you Stephanie!!!! Hopefully I can post pics soon.

Alicia said...

Praying for you and Joe!!! So thankful y'all made it safely! Enjoy your time and each other ❤️

Leggio said...

We are having fun and enjoying each other these three days. Love you friend and thank you for praying.

Sharon said...

So happy you arrived safely! We made a stop in Xian on our way to meet John Samuel. Can't wait to see pictures of precious Teagan. Have Fun!
We'll be praying!

Leggio said...

Hey Sharon I was going to text you to ask if you ate anywhere yummy. I remembered that y'all camer here first before we met y'all in Lanzhou. Hope you and your precious family are doing well

Shay Ankerich said...

So wonderful to hear all the things you're doing! Sure hope you can sleep tonight! Not much longer until Teagan Day!!!! Praying for you constantly!!!!!

Janice Willis said...

Oh so thankful you landed safely! And bike riding around the area? A wonderful memory together indeed!!! Continuing to pray for you all! Soak it up and make the best memories together friend!!!

Sharon said...

I wish I could suggest some place good! We were only there for one night and ordered room service because we were exhausted.