(my photo). 16 days in China started in Beijing during our adoption trip. China was rich in culture and history, and its people were to be admired. Though this was by no means a vacation, it is a place I had always wanted to travel and I longed to learn more about the country of my daughter's birth. What a privilege and an honor, and I look forward to the day we can all return as a family. This shot was taken in the Forbidden City.