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Our First Day in Urumqi

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Today was a day to adjust to a different time zone and to fill out paperwork to get ready for tomorrow. Here are a few pictures from a walk in a nearby park.

Noah, Amanda, and our guide Lilly

Noah, Amanda, and our guide Lilly

Inside a buddhist temple

Inside a buddhist temple

Outside the buddhist temple.

Outside the buddhist temple.

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A view of the city. It was a pretty day.

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Noah by a statue of some dude.

The main highway through town.

The main highway through town.

Ice skating in the park.

Ice skating in the park.

The three of us. Soon to be four.

The three of us. Soon to be four.

Dinner.

Dinner.

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Jeremy is a writer and an orthopedic surgeon. When not ridding the world of pain, he helps you live a better story. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook or Google +.

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  • Amy Young

    Oh snap, I should have asked where you were going! I have friends in Urumqi. I know that on your kind of tours there’s not a lot of free time, but if you’d like a contact to maybe answer some questions or help you find things, let me know (messymiddle@gmail.com) and I’ll set you up :). I’ve only been to the Urumqi airport on my way out to Kashgar. Enjoy!

    • http://jeremystatton.com/ Jeremy Statton

      Too funny. I’ll send you an email. Maybe we can have dinner together with your friends.

  • The Mooney Family

    Love the photos. It doesn’t look as cold as I had imagined! When we thought we’d adopt this beautiful boy we had decided that my husband and son, 13 and home from China only 1 year, would go. So it’s so cool to see these photos. When we decided that this boy was not for us, that, too, was a decision made in faith. We had to make the decision knowing that God had a plan for this boy that was good, whether he was adopted or not. Praying for you as you deal with jet leg, new foods, etc.

    • http://jeremystatton.com/ Jeremy Statton

      Thanks. I personally love the new foods. The others are still trying to figure them out. Jet lag always wins, which is why I’m responding to this at 3am. Oh well.

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