Our first flight to Nashville was pretty uneventful except for the spunky flight attendents that we enjoyed on Southwest! Then, it was a four hour layover and on to LAX! This was my first international flight, so I was amazed at how
So, as you might imagine, the day was filled with LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of waiting. (Something, by the way, that I happen to do exceptionally well!!! NOT!) But, did this phase our yougest traveler? Not at all! You might expect that a six year old boy woud find this a difficult journey. Well, as you can see, Tommy found a way to make lemons into lemonade and happened upon some pretty cute girls in the process!
This sweet young thing was his playmate in Los Angeles....
And this one.... in Shanghai-
Since we had such healthy layover breaks, all the delays of the day were easily absorbed into our overall schedule. But, by the time we saw this sign,
we were more than ready to see a real bed! After getting through Customs in China (which was relatively painless) we
The Lord further blessed
Once we arrived in Shenyang and retrieved our luggage, we were met by a driver from the hotel with a sign "Thomas Frank Rylands". Good thing too, since he spoke no English! lol He was a great driver and we got a nice, traffic-free tour of downtown Shenyang, the 4th largest city in China. Then, we saw that beautiful thing-- OUR BEDS!
Check and Double Check.....
So when we checked in, barely able to remember our own names, we were met with the reality that our
And that brings us to...SUNDAY! (Saturday afternoon/evening in the USA). The BIG news of the day?