Friday, August 21, 2009

Safe and Sound

After more than 20 hours of traveling, we arrived safe and sound last night. Despite a brief scare with the airline not having a record of our reservation (eek!) and rainstorms in Shanghai upon arrival, the trip was relatively painless. We have a couple of days before starting work, so are working on getting a sense of how to get around and moving into our apartment. Last night, we braved the nearby "TrustMart" - a multi-story department and grocery store just a couple of blocks away for a few essentials. Today, though, for some comforts to remind us of home, we're headed to the local Ikea. Wish us luck!
I've attached a couple pictures of us after clearing customs in the Shanghai airport.


  1. Great to have you there safe and sound. Dad

  2. Thanks for letting us know how the trip there went. I've been thinking of you two. We got your postcard - thanks!

  3. Hi Carrie and Jeff,
    It's great to see your photos and read your blog. I signed on as a follower but was unsuccessful uploading my photo. I wonder how your friends accomplished that? Help?
    Anyway, I'm anxious to hear more as time allows you to blog.
    God bless,

  4. Glad to see you guys made it! Take lots of pictures and be safe!

  5. I'm so happy you are ready to take on this big adventure, and even more so that you can cozy up your place with some Ikea love, that's perfect. I loved seeing the pics, post more please. :) And I need some gift card ideas for Carrie's b-day (which will obviously be late I think.) Love and miss you both! You're in our prayers. --Julia