9/10 – Bye Bye Zhengzhou!

Posted On: Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 8:19 am

Ah…playing catchup on the blog again.  I’m always behind, but that’s the story of my life, isn’t it? 🙂 

We flew out of Zhengzhou yesterday evening.  It was Jiao Jiao’s first plane ride.  Her reaction was very similar to Kaylee Ann’s.  (Oh…Kaylee Ann’s first planef ride is in a post I haven’t gotten around to writing yet.  See “9/1” if I ever get around to it.)  Anyway, Jiao Jiao was so excited to fly!!!  She is a “happy girl”–just like her file said.  She loves to laugh and has quite a contagious giggle.  When she really gets excited she practically squeals!  It’s hilarious–unless you’re on a crowded plane. 🙂  So she did start laughing during the take off, but luckily she kept the squealing to a minimum. 🙂

We arrived in Guangzhou around 8pm after our 2 1/2 hour plane ride.  It was almost 10pm by the time we checked into our room at The Victory.  Another very nice hotel.  One of the greatest things is the little spigot in the bathroom.  You’ll never guess what it is.  POTABLE WATER!  How awesome is that?!  We are upTOWN!  No more bringing the bottled water in the bathroom to brush teeth. 🙂  And what’s more…we can flush our toilet paper!  Ahh…little luxuries. 🙂

Guangzhou is our last stop.  (Well, sort of.  We will take the train to Hong Kong and stay one night to catch our flight home.  But I don’t think that counts.)  The U.S. consulate is here in Guangzhou so every U.S. family adopting from China comes through here.  This is where we apply for the U.S. visa.  Everywhere we go there are American families with Chinese children.  We fit right in!  As opposed to Zhengzhou where we dealt with finger pointing and paparazzi.  I seriously doubt we’ll be doing the celebrity gig here, posing for pictures and such. 🙂  Should be an enjoyable, albeit muggy week!

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One Response to “9/10 – Bye Bye Zhengzhou!”

  1. Hello Jiao Jiao,
    Nicholas “Li Li” Pu Min Li says hello. He saw her picture and was all smiles chatting away! I explained to him who all the people in the family photo were and he is so excited. I’m glad the first plane ride went well. Hope you all enjoy yourselves and the pool over the next few days.
    If you have a chance to go there is a massage place around the corner for $10 and I hate to say it but the woman #82 was very good. Apparently they go by a numbering system and not names.
    Have fun!
    Nancy and Li Li

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