Yesterday was a jammed pack fun filled full day. We went to a village approx an hour away from the hotel to visit a family. The families are mostly farmers. Our guide Steed said that people will look at us as if we were E.T. He was right! They were as curious of us as we were of them. The Chinese people are very friendly and hospitable. We did a little tour of the area (of course, we took lots of pictures) and the family continued to bring out food after food, after food. The children were very curious about our group and they gathered and giggled with each other. We offered them plenty of candy and captured great photos. To our surprise, the kids are taught English in school and some of them used the opportunity to thank us in English. They seemed very pleased with themselves. We couldn't eat the fruit that was offered but we ate the steamed potatoes and delicious dumplings. We found out our girl loves dumplings!
Last night we had a great dinner, well not the food in my case but the entertainment was wonderful and they had a birthday celebration for the children. We loved every minute. After dinner at approx 8:30pm Sean went to take care of some paperwork while I got Kylie ready for bed.
This will be a brief post as we have to have our bags packed and outside our door by 8am. (I have not changed the time stamped on our posts but we are 12 hrs ahead). Therefore, most of my posts are 4 or 5am not pm. We are headed to the airport to go to Guangzhou where the US Consulate is located. The babies will have their physicals and all of the families have to swear not to abuse, neglect or abandon the children. We have friends from Orlando who are already staying at the White Swan hotel and we are looking forward to meeting them for dinner tonight. Kylie will get to meet her new playmate.
Click on the link at the bottom of my previous posts for pictures. As soon as I get a chance I will post pics of yesterday's adventure as well as other families we are traveling with that gave us the okay to post their pics. I'm sorry I have not been able to post any pics on the blog. You'll have to create an account if you don't already have one in order to view the pics.
China is great but I'm really looking forward to getting home. We miss our family and friends and we can't wait for everyone to meet our pride and joy.
With love from China
Sean, Judy & Kylie