Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday--Back in Guangzhou
We had an uneventful train ride through the night and are back in Guangzhou. We are staying in a hotel just across the river from the White Swan. We waited in our room this morning while Connie was at our consulate appointment. She called at 11:15 to let us know that there were no questions, and that our paperwork passed. That was good news.
It is weird walking around Shaiman Island---almost no adopters around. Plenty of business types, though. Lunch was at Lucy's, again, no adopters. It is a place that is usually full of babies with new families. While Richard and MinMin took the metro across town to buy train tickets for tomorrow night to Beijing, I took Shelli's and others' advise and sat in Starbucks with my Carmel Frap. And yes, Shelli, it was a nice, quiet, restful place. I'm glad I went. I look forward to being home and having the coffee pot going all morning!
Tomorrow we'll check out of the hotel at noon, and haul our luggage across to the island. At 2:30 we take a bus over to the US consulate to pick up MinMin's visa. From there it is just a short trip over to the train station, where we board the train for the trip north.