Well our VPN stopped working on us and we were blocked from most of the internet sites we have been using to connect with the US. We have been pretty busy with transitioning from Chengdu to Guangzhou, but when I had time to think about it, I was very disappointed that we wouldn't be able to continue blogging while we were here. As you can see, we are blogging...we were going to have my sister Melissa try to help us get a new VPN (thank you for being willing) but it turns out you can still find some that aren't blocked and you are able to download from here. Paying a little extra, but it is worth being able to communicate! Things are more tense than usual around here (all of China) due to the "elections" this week coming up.
Things are going pretty well. We have gone from a mostly grey, cloudy/smoggy Chengdu that was around 50 degrees, to hot, humid, and tropical Guangzhou. We all just about melted when we got off the plane. We also went from the personal attention of one amazing guide, to a great guide...but one we share with 5 families...so as you can guess most of his attention (of course just this is based on only one day with him) is spent making sure we get all our paperwork just right, and we all get to the next place on time, and so on... So we feel very blessed to have had the one on one time with Emily to help us translate and connect with Ershu.
This is Hannah Ershu our last day in Chengdu (Friday morning), at breakfast. She is so cute in light pink! She loves the headbands with flowers on them that we brought. She loves to color coordinate each morning with her outfit. She wears it about have the day and then it annoys her and it either ends up in her purse or on Daddy's neck.
Here we are at the airport...Ershu getting ready for her first airplane ride!
Here we are absolutely melting as we had just walked a very long way in a hot humid airport, and were now outside in worse heat waiting for our ride. And yes that is a sweater I am wearing!
This picture is us in one of the gardens after breakfast for a short time before we were to meet everyone in the lobby to leave. The koi in this pond were almost as large as salmon!! They are huge!
This morning (Saturday) Hannah (and the other 4 families) had their medical check up and tb tests. She did great and was very brave when she had to have 3 vaccination shots along with a tb prick.
AND THIS IS THE MOMENT SWEET, PATIENT MATEO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR, THE WHOLE TRIP....
And this is a picture Ershu took of Daddy...isn't he just the cutest too? :) Good picture Ershu!!
Well, tomorrow is a free day...and we have so many choices that we can't make up our mind...it is harder with a group like this, because we either have to do what everyone is doing, or we have to venture out on our own without any help. We don't mind some venturing out...so we will see.