Three different days of flying so far and every single one of those days it rained. Today when we checked in at the airport we found out our flight had been cancelled due to storms at our destination. We stood in the airport for three hours while our guide tried to get us on another flight or a train. When that wasn’t going to work she tried to negotiate a hotel room but then there was the issue of getting us back to the airport. We walked down to the hotel attached to the airport but with so many flights cancelled they raised the rates to ridiculous amounts. She eventually logged on to some booking program she had and was able to get us a room at the same airport hotel for $100. $100 we weren’t planning to spend but it’s a nice room, a bed to sleep in and we don’t have to worry about how to get back to the airport tomorrow.
Our guide actually works for our adoption agency here in China. She traveled to Nanjing to be our guide for the week and had train tickets back home this evening. So now we are on our own. Without her today though I’m not sure what we would have done. We have paperwork to get us checked in seamlessly tomorrow so hopefully it all goes well.
Our baby girl did amazing though! We explored the airport, we rode escalators and we ate lots and lots of Cheerios. She was happy the whole time.
8 hours in the Dallas airport last week, 3 hours in the airport today, probably another 4-5 hours in the airport tomorrow, a 2 hour flight to Guangzhou and still three flights to get home next week. I am so ready to be home!