After breakfast this morning we met Ling Ling in the lobby and left for the airport. She helped get us checked in and went with us as far as security. The Beijing airport has a nice children's play area with toys and a TV showing Tom and Jerry cartoons that kept our kids busy during the wait for our flight to board. We were very impressed with China Eastern airlines. The plane was immaculate, they served us a nice lunch even on a short flight, and the service was wonderful.
We arrived in Wuhan at around 1:30, gathered our luggage, and met our next guide, Zoey. She seems very nice and helpful. We had about an hour's drive to our hotel, the Poly White Rose. The streets outside seem difficult to walk around, but the hotel itself is amazing. We got unpacked and settled in our room and then had dinner at one of the hotel restaurants. Our food came one plate at a time, very far apart (Elizabeth and Diane were finished before the rest of us had our food), but when it all finally came it was delicious.
The lobby of our hotel (www.wrhotel.com)
braided bamboo in the lobby
Amelia's crib came with stuffed animals and a child-sized bath robe. There are also a baby bath tub and a training potty in the bathroom.
Tomorrow we have the morning to relax, and then we will be meeting Zoey at 2:20 to head to the Civil Affairs Office where we will meet Amelia at 3:00!