Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday in Guangzhou

It's like Groundhog Day here. Get up. Go down for breakfast. Sight seeing. Shopping. Go to bed. We are SO ready to go home! We're doing fine though, so we can't complain - we're just missing our other kiddoes so much and want to get home to our own beds!

Today our guide, Elsie, took us to a Memorial Hall of some man whose name I can't recall for the life of me. It had a beautiful garden area, but it was pretty much just a quick walk thru and then we were done.

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I will say that if you're interested in architecture, China has some amazing buildings!
She also took us to a beautiful city park that had a statue of the five goats that the city is named after. (Guangzhou has a legend about the goats and is called the Goat City... .that's all you really need to know about that.) Elsie wanted us to have a group photo made in front of the statue, so all five families and our children huddled up for the picture. We got so tickled at all the local people taking pictures of us! The longer we stood there, the more people showed up and we were more of an attraction than the goat statue.

Elsie in on the left with the yellow long sleeve shirt on.

The crowd gathering as Elsie took our group picture.
It was really neat to see all the "older" people there enjoying the park. There were quite a few small groups of people playing some sort of hackey sack and lots of people practicing their ballroom dancing. Rodney even joined in - a hackey sack game, that is - and with the weather so beautiful, it was a very nice visit to a beautiful park.

Since this is the only photo I have of all the kids in our group, let me introduce them to you. We are all with WACAP, and are from all over the country. The three kids in strollers are of course Sophia on the left, Lilly in the middle and Christian on the right. Marie Ling is the eight year old in the red, long sleeve shirt, and Caleb is the teenage boy in the purple jacket on the far right. For the most part, we spend the days together as a group, so we're getting to know them better each day.

Our WACAP travel group.

Our little chunky monkey is actually the youngest of the three, but is the biggest of all of them!
Since I don't have much else to write about, I'll leave you with a few pictures of our darling girl. Keep us in your prayers - we need and appreciate it so much!

Typical two year old - she loves to throw her bow down and see who will pick it up for her.

Being playful

Snuggle time with Daddy

Till next time,


  1. Love the photo of her smiling! That's so good to see. She's adorable and I'm glad she is so big and healthy even if it is hard on your backs :) Josie feels like a big sack of potatoes...hard to carry around forever, but I'm thankful that she is so healthy!

  2. as long as Rodney as the remote control in his hand life has to be good. So many at church ask me each day about all of you. Love Dad