We are exhausted. We are trying to stay up a little longer and then hoping to sleep 12 hours. The flight went well. It was very very long, but good otherwise. Ben was able to sleep a little. The last 40 minutes we ran into a thunderstorm that brought the worst turbulence I've ever felt. Luckily, Ben slept through the whole thing, but it left me feeling very nauseous and yucky. Then I was worried after we got off, because I was still feeling pretty green, that I was going to start vomiting and then get held in quaratine as we went through customs. We walked through the giant scanner that took our temps on the way through, no problem and shortly after I started feeling a little more grounded.
We found our driver no problem, he's also our guide for our time in Beijing; he's very nice. I have to listen closely to understand his english, but he's very nice.
We got to the hotel; dropped off, and then had issues because my credit card wouldn't work. I was on the verge of tears, so upset because I did talk with the bank last week and thought I had taken care of it, so felt helpless. Luckily, they let me pay cash for tonight, but I can't keep doing that because I'll run out. Hopefully Jason can get it sorted out on that end by tomorrow for me.
Anyways, by the time we got upstairs, we were both in tears. Ben said 'i just wanna go home.' He's so tired. So am I. He was a trooper today.
Anyways, I really am exhausted, so that's all I've got for now.