Back to Tuesday – Free Day

Going back to Tuesday…we had a free day. We slept in, enjoyed our breakfast again (going to miss buffet breakfasts!!), fed the koi fish, and then gathered our things and were off on an adventure. With the help of the hotel concierge, we navigated the Guangzhou subway system (Li Li’s first subway experience outside the game Subway Surfer), and went three stops plus one train change to make it to Yue Xiu park. It was another super humid scorcher, and we were feeling it, but pushed on. We hiked up the hill to the famous 5 ram monument, wandered by waterfalls and beautiful man-made lakes filled with koi.

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The koi at our hotel – swarming for bread crumbs.

Not the best photo, but liking the subway.

Not the best photo, but liking the subway.

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The Chinese do parks well!

It's so famous, I'm sure you already know all about it. :)

It’s so famous, I’m sure you already know all about it. 🙂

Note the red sweaty faces!

Note the red sweaty faces!

We came upon at least 50 hacky sacking elderly folk (how they stay in shape!), and even played with one very talented man who ended up wanting to sell us a hacky (which of course we purchased).

Hacky Sacking - after about 5 minutes they were able to keep it going a few hits.

Hacky Sacking – after about 5 minutes they were able to keep it going a few hits.

We made it to Zhenhei tower, which houses the Guangzhou Museum, one of the oldest in China. The tower is a 5 story wide pagoda, built in 1380 during the Ming dynasty. We walked through the exhibits, which thankfully had a lot of info in English. Included were many things excavated in the last 30 years, but dated back to the stone age or BC. From the top of the tower was a beautiful view of the city.

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The original 5 Rams Sculpture.

The original 5 Rams Sculpture.

View from the top.

View from the top.

At the top.

At the top.

Happy boy!

Happy boy!

For dinner we met with a friend who I got to know through volunteering with LWB. Meg and I were roomies during the 2014 Cleft Exchange, and have so much in common despite living in different states. It was wonderful to have our adoption timelines line up for us to be here at the same time.

We are blessed with lots of wonderful kiddos!

We are blessed with lots of wonderful kiddos!

Min Hui continues to do well, although he totally tricked us those first few days into thinking he was a quiet little boy who slept well. He can be quite loud – although his noises are usually happy. Sometimes though, he works himself up and it turns into a loud cry. He also is quite squirms and wants to be on the move. Should make the plane ride home very fun (hope you note sarcasm).

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About kelly_e

We live in WA state and have been traveling the road of adoption since 2/07. We have a biological son who is a joy and look forward to bringing home his sister soon.
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2 Responses to Back to Tuesday – Free Day

  1. Amy Wolf says:

    SO SO FUN!!! I want to be there with you!! Someday we will all make it together. Love your sweet family.

  2. Tonya says:

    Oh my goodness. His face in the last picture. He’s so stinking cute. 🙂

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