This will be a short post today. We have been having trouble accessing the internet at all from our laptop, so I am using the computer that came with the hotel room. (?!) I can't upload pictures to this computer, but hopefully we'll be able to figure something out tomorrow. Maybe our laptop will work from Starbucks?
We went to the jade market and pearl market this afternoon with our Holt group. It was crazy. We found some beautiful things and were able to do pretty well bargaining on the prices. But I've never seen anything like it before. The jade market was like a huge flea market, only everyone was selling the same things. It was hot and smoky, but worth a trip anyway. The pearl market is basically a six-story shopping mall filled with only jewelry stores -- pearls, silver, colored beads, etc. We bought Elizabeth and Amelia each a strand of pearls for when they are older. We chose the pearls we liked, and the girls in the store strung them while we waited.
We went to a Thai restaurant for dinner called Cow and Bridge. We waited a long time (which seems to be the norm here) but the food was excellent. Again, there were many things on the menu that in my opinion shouldn't be classified as food, but we all found something that was tasty and not scary.
Tomorrow if the weather is nice we are going to go with the other Holt families to the Safari park. This is something our kids have been looking forward to, so I hope we are able to go. We are all getting ready to be home. We miss the food, especially fruits and vegetables. I am very tired of not knowing where anything is and trying to live out of five suitcases and seven carry-on bags. Please pray that we will finish our time here well and with good attitudes. Please pray also for our flight home. We didn't buy a seat for Amelia, and it's going to be a LONG ride home. Right now there is a seat next to our five that is open. We would be so thankful if it stayed that way so we would have a little room to spread out. Good night from Guangzhou!