Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back in the USA!

17 days

4 flights between 5 airports 

1 cable car ride (up the Great Wall) 

1 toboggan ride (down the Great Wall) 

1 rickshaw ride (through the hutongs of Beijing)

1 bullet train (8 hours from Beijing to Guangzhou)

1 bubble tram (at Guangzhou's Canton Tower) 

2 city subway systems (Guangzhou and Hong Kong) 

1 dinner cruise (Pearl River in Guangzhou) 

1 regular train ride (2.5 hours from Guangzhou to Hong Kong) 

1 mountain tram ride (up Ngong Ping in Hong Kong)

1 airport shuttle ride (on the British side of the road!) 

Plus rides on countless minivans and buses for touring

AND miles and miles of walking and climbing! 

The journey to China is complete. We have arrived back in the USA. 

Our plane landed 30 minutes early on Friday night and we got to the terminal we were greeted by some dear family and friends: my mom, Uncle Kelly, Uncle Nam, 3 generations of Baugher girls from Druid Hills UMC in Ocala, plus a colleague and friend Rev. Sabrina Tu along with her nephews and mother. There were signs and balloons and hugs and tears and even a photographer to document the event (thank you Annie Agarwal Photography!). Uncle Clark met us later on at baggage claim, and Uncle Daniel, Aunt Dawn and the cousins met us back at Grandmommy's and Granddaddy's house with a big sign in the driveway and balloons in the house. 

For the last year we have journeyed to our son and now we journey though life together as a family of five. Please continue to hold Davis in prayer as he navigates this transition. 

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