Saturday, November 10, 2007

We Are At The White Swan

Sorry we haven't been posting. We haven't really done too much the last few days. Our time in Shanxi wasn't too good. I got sick Wednesday during our tour and I wasn't completely back to normal on Thursday so we stayed in again. We were going to go on another tour on Friday, but Ava was really congested and the weather there is pretty cold so we stayed in again. Everyone is better now. Today is the first day I've really eaten since Tuesday. When we checked into the hotel here in Guangzhou we were starving and ordered a pizza. It was the best Papa John's pizza I've ever had...not really, but I was really ready for anything other than rice or noodles. Ava loved the pizza. She almost ate 2 whole slices...and it was loaded with meat and veggies.

Ava did wonderful on the plane. I was a little worried because of her congestion, but her ears didn't seem to bother her at all. When we got to the airport, we met up with the other group of travelers. It was so nice to see all of them with their babies. One of the couples have twins. All of the babies are about a year old. I think the oldest may be 14 months old. We meet up with them later this afternoon. It is nice to be traveling with the group again. One couple that we have met has 4 children at home and their two oldest were adopted at 4 and 3 domestically. It has been so great having them here. She (Rebecca) has given me a lot of insight into adopting an older child.

The weather in Guangzhou is much more my speed than in Taiyuan. When I saw palm trees through the window on the plane, I new I was in my kind of place.

Oh yeah, we had some computer problems over the past couple of days and have lost some pictures. We also weren't able to get on the internet much. We are right now uploading some pictures to an offsite storage. I will post some pictures later. Sorry...I know that is why you came. That is all I ever look at blogs for :)


Magi said...

It's good to hear from you again. I just said to Jim this morning that you'd be in Guangzhou now. I know you'll be much happier weather-wise.

Get lots of shopping done, and have some fun. Be sure to go to the Banyan Temple.

Lily Kate's Mom said...

We are so glad to hear that you made it safely to Guangzhou and hope you'll all feel better and enjoy your time there.

Sending lots of love!
Susan and J-Lo