Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday in Guangzhou

Last night was Maria's worst sleeping night. We had difficulty getting her to sleep and she woke up at 4:30am. The girls were not thrilled with all her noise:) We had breakfast in the revolving restaurant at the hotel and then were required to stay in our rooms from 9:30-11:30. This is when our guides, Rosa & Maggie, took all Maria's paperwork to the U.S. Consulate. We had to be in our rooms in case they had a question or ran into trouble with our paperwork.

Maria had a fussy morning, we think her stomach hurts, so Gary took the girls to the pool while Marsha made the room as dark as possible. All the shades were pulled and every light was turned off, so Maria would fall asleep. Marsha then went and hid in the lighted bathroom! That seemed to do the trick. Maria slept for about 1 1/2 hours.

After swimming we met our group at 2:30 to go to the Guangdon Folk Arts Museum. The whole Museum was in connected open building outdoors. It was very beautiful. Then we went back to Shamian Island where the kids had their "Red Sofa" pictures taken at the White Swan Hotel. That hotel was very beautiful as well!

Once we finally made it back to the hotel it was time for dinner, so we met the rest of the group at Pizza Hut. Everywhere we go, they usually have a special room or area where they set it up for us. It is so nice.

We went back to the room for an early night. Everyone was exhausted---even Maria:)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Family,
    We are assuming that the pictures will be stopping in the next 24 hrs. as you all get ready to come home........

    In case we are not able to connect we will be praying for a safe trip and that Maria, especially, will travel well!

    With our continued love and prayers,
    Dad & Brooke