It has now been 36 hours since Dr. Fisher and I left the Wesleyan campus in search of Guiyang, China. After a 13 and a half hour flight to Beijing from Chicago, we easily passed through customs and were delighted to arrive at the truly world class, Langham Place Hotel. Although we only had 3 hours to shower and sleep, the accommodations were terrific.
I was able to contact my wife and three kids for a brief, but sweet FaceTime (video chat) conversation. It was fun telling my kids that I was literally on the other side of the world.
This morning several students took the opportunity to get to know some of our fellow delegates from Fort Worth whilst enjoying very tasty Danish treats provided by the Hotel. Then we dashed to our bus to the airport for the third flight on our journey. After spending an hour on the tarmac we departed about 2 hours late. Hopefully this wont mess up our schedule to bad. At this point we’re just about finished with the traveling required and all look very much forward to getting to know the people and places of Guiyang. We are all very excited about our upcoming reception lunch, rehearsal at the Guiyang Grand Theatre and the much anticipated Banquet in our honor tonight thrown by the government of Guiyang.