Saturday, February 14, 2009

Big Day

Today, we went to a Jade store, the Great Wall, a Cloissone store, the Olympic Stadium and an Acrobat show. Whew! I'm tired. And everything still feels like it is in motion. I don't like being dizzy, so I'm hoping it will settle soon.

I thought I was in pretty good shape until we started climbing today. Man! Those stairs were steep!! We went to a different place on the Wall than we did when we were here 4 years ago. We were able to do a loop around one portion. Abby and Belle, my niece, we keeping a pretty good pace. When they got to the "castles", they would climb up and that would give Billy and I a chance to catch up to them. And then, off they'd go again. Abby was amazing! We climbed for about an hour and a half.

We found out, there is another family in our group that is going to the same province as us. They are adopting a six-year-old little girl. I bet she and Abby will have fun!

We were able to go into the Olympic Stadium, but they had the grounds all covered with something, so we really couldn't take a lap around the track like we wanted. Oh, well. I guess the Wall was exercise enough for one day.

Tomorrow, we go the Forbidden City (more and more walking!) and also a Silk Factory. I hope to find some pretty outfits for Abby and Sarah. We will also have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. Then it's on to the airport, again, to fly to Nanning.

"Unlce Zhou" is holding Abby.

I put a video on the Flat Panda blog. I love the end where Abby says, "We beat you guys!!"


Mama Lily said...

love the pictures. I'm sure you guys collapsed into the bed after not much sleep to such a full day.

Love you all

TanyaBee said...

CUTE family pic, but someone is missing!!! I teared up reading the blog entry on Flat Panda about meeting Sarah on Monday, WOOOO HOOOO! I am so excited for you! (I also like Abby saying "We beat you guys!"---you slow OLD people, haha!).
Love you!

Traci Wenzel said...

Wow! I can't wait until it's our turn!!! We look forward to seeing your updates.

God Bless!


Alicia said...

wow pictures are cool. looks like you guys are having a good trip.. safe travels. .

Thaddeus said...

It seems like you guys are having a pretty good time. I miss you guys. Can't wait to see you.

palmtreefanatic said...

looks and sounds awesome!
Glad to hear all is going well!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are all having a great time- I am so happy for you and I will keep reading for updates, Take care, Kim Ott