Saturday, April 08, 2006

We made it to the White Swan


The Guangzhou airport

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Guangzhou next to a guy from Sweden, sipping a cup of coffee, and blogging. I'm finally able to post pictures without waiting 10 minutes for a page to load and then erroring out. Lisa's in the room with Lindy who's sound asleep by now. The pages on this site are in Chinese so I'm trying to hit buttons and hyperlinks from memory. I can't remember which one is the spell check so my apologies for any mistakes on any of the postings.

The coffe shop where we blog


We left Changsha today around 2pm. It was a little sad in that we aren't sure if we'll ever make it back to Lindy's hometown. On the other hand, leaving Changsha means the process is complete on the Chinese side and it's in the hands of the US Consulate.

We are staying at the famous White Swan Hotel. It is much, much nicer than I imagined. Lindy has only stayed in 5 star hotels so we'll have to work on lowering her expectations in the future. Shamian Island is beautiful, and seems like a quaint neighborhood in Charleston rather than a city in China with 12 million people. We don't have much to do until Monday when we go see the doctor for a mandated check. Until then, Lisa plans to help the local economy while outfitting Lindy with stuff and collecting trinkets to take home. I don't have pictures available today but I was able to add them to previous blogs.

I still can't view our blog or the comments but my some of the emails we've received I gather that there are a few. The weather is much warmer than any weatherman forecasted so I wear whatever is clean and best matches the day's temps. Lisa continues to "happen" to match outfits with Lindy. We tried to pack light so tomorrow we going to have some laundry done again. Reminds me of the "ancient Chinese secret" commercial of the 70s and 80s.

The food has been awesome and Lindy still has not not met a spoon of food that she doesn't like. On the way to the airport, we stopped by McDonalds and introduced her to french fries. They're just as popular here.

Thanks to everyone for the emails. We think of you often and are starting to get anxious to head home. We'll post more pictures each day with the improved connectivity.

Love,

Don, Lisa, and Lindy

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to read about how you are doing and to see these precious pictures of your new family! Praise God for His protection, grace and blessings! Lindy has no idea what fabulous parents she has been given. I cannot wait for you to get home - to see you with her in person. What a moment that will be!! God continue to bless you. Love, Jean

Anonymous said...

It's been a fun way to spend my days looking for your blog - your adventures sound fabulous and I'm sure you're ready to come home. We'll be praying for safe travels and I can hardly wait for the next time we're in SA and get to see your growing family! I know you're enjoying every minute - drink them in and let them nurish you.

Blessings and love,
Susan Giles

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