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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
last day in Guangzhou
Well, today is our last day in Guangzhou. It was a nice day again today. Well, I guess it's sunny is what I mean by nice. It's very humid but it was nicer to walk around the island when it's not raining. We stopped in a few shops today but things tend to be made cheaply and in some places things are kind of dirty and you can tell they have had some of the things in their shop for a long time. So we didn't purchase a whole lot of things. After breakfast we walked around the island for awhile and got some lunch and then came back to the hotel. We put Marisa down for a nap and she slept for a couple of hours. We've had to wake her up from her naps because she sleeps so long. I don't know how long she'd sleep if we'd let her. We packed as much as we could while she was sleeping. I just didn't want to be up late packing things. I don't know how early we'll have to be ready tomorrow morning. And I don't know how long it takes to get to the train station.
After we got Marisa up, Ron held her for awhile and then she wanted to come to me and wanted me to hold her for awhile. That hasn't really happened before and was nice that she wanted that. When we give her kisses she doesn't always pull away anymore. She kind of acts like she doesn't like it but smiles and laughs when we do it. Just a little bit ago Marisa and I were playing with some stickers. I'd pull them off the sheet and she'd put them on her coloring book. Then she found her crayons and was coloring a little. Now she is taking her crayons out of the box and putting them back in. I don't know how long she could do that but it seems for a while. It's so fun to watch her. She's also been looking at the pictures we brought of her grandpas and grandmas, her aunts and uncles, and her cousins. There are some pictures of herself too, that she likes looking at.
So this is our last night in Guangzhou and tomorrow we'll head for Hong Kong and spend the day and night there. We'll be leaving Hong Kong on Friday morning (Thursday night for those of you at home). We're ready. We hope Marisa is too. Depending on what kind of fees the Hong Kong hotel charges for internet service we may not connect. So if you don't hear from us tomorrow, I'll try to post soon after we get home. I wonder how the jet lag will be. It didn't seem that bad once we got here but don't know how it will be going back home. Please pray for a safe trip to Hong Kong and safe trip home to the States. Also, pray for Marisa to do well on the long flight.
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