All members and luggage arrived safely in Beijing Sunday night around 11:00 pm China time after 24 hours of travel. We flew from Seattle and Detroit on direct flights. We flew north over Hudson Bay through Canada and Alaska and even flew right over the North Pole before flying over Russia and then south over Mongolia coming into Beijing from the west. Not quite the route we anticipated but good nonetheless. It ws fun estimating when we would see the sun as we flew opposite the earths rotation. Monday will be last day of Chinese New Year. Sleep was much anticipated after the long trip. We will have a big day of touring on Monday as its a New Years holiday that families celebrate. The weather is very cold.