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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guangzhou Monday and Tuesday

Monday, the 16th of April, the boys had their medical exams.  Seth had to get three vaccinations and then both boys had their TB tests done.  It didn't even take an hour to get the physicals done and they were both very brave boys :)  Today Jayden's TB test looks very negative...Seth's is a little red and both of his arms are sore.  We will go back tomorrow to have the TB tests read.

Seth was having a rough day so other than the going out for the medical exam, he stayed in the hotel room.  In the evening we went back to Lucy's for dinner and then we took Jayden to the play room in the hotel.  He had a great time!

Today we had a free day so we did some shopping.  We ended up at Jenny's on Michelle's recommendation.  This is a terrible picture, but the only one Richard took.  She was a very nice, Christian woman and shared with us that she met her husband at church.  They have a three-year-old son :)

We got Jayden's photo with a few of the statues, but he refused to get out of the stroller.  That shows you how much he likes it.  

For lunch we went to the Cow and Bridge Thai restaurant which was very good.  Seth had fried rice with some vegetables and chicken.  I had some yummy noodles that I shared with Jayden and Richard had fried calmari.  We are really enjoying the island, but there is alot of down time.  We are just biding our time waiting for tomorrow to have the TB tests read and then Thursday we have our consulate appointment which is just down the road and won't take very long.  Friday we get the visas and we will take the train to Hong Kong.  We are going to stay at the Marriott next to the airport and then Saturday at noon (11:00 p.m. Friday night) we will get on the plane for home.  We can not wait to be home.  

It has also been raining off and on today so we have been stuck in the hotel room.  Jayden has been a little bored as well as the rest of us :)


  1. I hope the tests go well. We'll keep Seth in our thoughts as I know he has a lot to deal with. I hope the rain clears for the rest of your trip :)

  2. If you want something to do in the evening--go to the Chimelong International Circus (same area as the safari park). Seriously, your kids will LOVE it. We adopted a teen too. And our other kids said the circus was the best thing we did in China. (its not like a "circus" here, think huge production...awesome!!)

  3. Lovely pictures (except at the doctor - those were just informational)! Still praying for that strength and peace! Just a few more days...

  4. We took Colin and TOmmy to the circus in August and they both loved it! Colin is Seth's age and he could not WAIT to see our guide when it was over so he could explain all about it to someone who could understand him! LOL