I consider Day one as the day we meet the children, and day zero as the travel day. For those team members that started in Philadelphia, it was a 43 hour day. Our full team assembled in San Francisco for the flight to Beijing by way of Hong Kong. All the team members had plenty of time to bond with each other at the airport between flights. We cleared customs in Beijing and boarded our bus for the four hour ride to Shijiazhuang. We had a pleasant surprise when we found that the seats actually reclined far enough to sleep. We arrived in Shijiazhuang at the peak of rush hour and were accorded a police escort to clear traffic ahead of us. Upon arriving at our hotel we enjoyed hot showers and beds for the first time in two days.