Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 6 with Elle - January 17, 2014

 
Today was mostly a travel day from Lanzhou (north China) to Guangzhou (south China).  Oh how it was good to get to the warmth of southern China: It was just over 70 degrees when we landed.  Guangzhou is a great city and we are staying at a very luxurious hotel in the heart of the city that literally is nearly one city block in size. Our room is the size of a standard apartment in China.   Beyond the climate, the location of our hotel is central to everything and we can walk to an excessive amount of stores, shops, restaurants, etc.   Here's a couple of pics from outside our window:
 
 
 

 
 
Tomorrow is filled with adoption related activities such as going to start the process for Elle's visa and her medical exam, which should be "fun" -not really - for her.  Again, thanks for all the prayers and support from everyone as we are convinced that it's what making our trip as smooth as it is.

3 comments:

Trish Schulte said...

We want more pics of sweet little Elle!!!!!!!! Please, pretty please????????
Love y'all!!!!!

Gwen said...

Wow, sounds like a nice hotel!! Good luck with the med exam!

Karin said...

Just realized that there is another former River Valley family in GZ right now! I think they were there after you guys had moved away but it might be fun to see if you can connect? I think they might have gotten to GZ one day sooner than you (but with the time change, I might have that wrong). Their names are Larry and Melissa Baldwin and they adopted a 6 year old boy named, Benjamin. They are staying at Holiday Inn Shifu.