Oh what an adventure this afternoon has been. After nap time, we decided to head out. Where we wanted to go was a bit far to walk so we opted for the Chinese subway system. We made it there and back with no problem. It was actually quite fun and we plan to use it again tomorrow on our day off.
We traveled to the hip new area of town. While in Shanghai we had watched a discovery program about a tower built here and we were out to find it. We hit the jack pot!! Not only did we find the Pearl River Tower, but also the Canton tower, which lights up beautifully, and the Guangzhou Museum. It was late on Sunday evening so we didn't make the museum, but that is on our to do list for tomorrow.
While wandering around Jim decides he is hungry. We passed a few food vendors on bicycles and Jim had found his supper. He opted for squid kabobs. (Yuck!!!). However this made him very happy :). Sarah Joy and I decided to wait awhile to eat. As he ate we wandered over towards the sound of music. There were these two clowns dancing around and tying balloons. Sister was given her first balloon by a kind gentleman who saw us standing back a bit from the crowd. After the clowns came a group of girls dancing to Elvis' "You ain't nothing but a hound dog" came out.
When the show was all over we walked closer towards the Canton Tower. All around us buildings were lighting up and changing colors. It was a spectacular view!! Soon I was getting hungry so we started back. Again we navigated the subway system with ease.
I decided on Pizza Hut for supper as it is close to the hotel. Sarah Joy and I were enjoying our pizza when Jim pipes up, "Mmmm. I just burped squid." WHAT?!?!?!?! I promise you, it is never a dull moment with him around. This made me bust out laughing and had the whole restaurant looking at me. :)
Last night we gave sister her first bath. In Shanghai all we had was a shower and she seemed used to that. So last night I turned on the water and just sat her in. It took all of about 30 seconds and she was splashing and playing. Tonight she played until every bit of water had drained out.
I can't express how much we are in live with this girl. We see bits and pieces of our other children in her and that makes us miss them all the more. I have loved China and Guangzhou particularly, but I will be so glad to get home to my other three loves and kitty (bet she is thinking we abandoned her)