Saturday, August 23, 2008

Back In Guangzhou

We have arrived back in Guangzhou. It was an uneventful flight. The typhoon had no impact. Merrilee did very well on her first plane ride. It was a long day for the children though. The flight came right at nap time for most of the little ones. Here we are with our reps from Chinese Children Adoption International before we left the hotel for the airport. the lady in red is Joanna, the chief rep for the Hubei province. In one word, she is an angel!

Our room at the White Swan this time has a gorgeous river view. There are many beautiful lighted boats that cruise down the river at night.

We are waiting for our bags. We will take some laundry to get done and then we are going to dinner.

Every day we see how smart Merrilee is. They say Hubei girls are "spicy girls." She loves sharing her Cheerios, ball cakes and goldfish crackers with everyone.

Will try to post more pics of Merrilee and Beth since Bob Cecil is convinced they are the pretty ones.

We think we will buy more luggage for all of the shopping we will do this week.

Tomorrow we are going on a local tour that includes a visit to a Buddhist temple and a Buddhist blessing for Merrilee.

We are happy knowing a week from now we'll be going to sleep in our own beds again.

1 comment:

Sharon Jones said...

Hello Merrilee!

We are so excited that you will be home in less than ONE WEEK!! I have to tell you that I will not be home when YOU get home next Friday. I am so SAD. I have pictured us hugging and crying just as you get out of the car...but the hugs will have to wait a day. My son Timmy is having a special event at school the night you get home.

Please know that even when I'm not with you, I think of you and send all my PRAYERS, HUGS, and KISSES. I am still trying to learn some chinese, but not doing so well remembering. So for now...

wŏ ài nĭ

Auntie Sharon