Friday, October 26, 2007
Xuelan is here!!!
Yea!!! We just got a phone call from our guide- Xiulan (shoelawn). And then we went to her room to meet her. She is really nice and really Chinese. She speaks good English but talks really fast. She told us that tomorrow we WILL BE GETTING THE BABIES. But we might not go to the orphanage as expected. Somehow the orphanage has changed their mind- unless we are willing to pay extra. She is not happy with them at all. But she said if we don't go to the orphanage then they will bring the babies to us tomorrow afternoon. So we have just one more night of being a family of 2. (Yes, I know, sleep now because I will never sleep again) If we don't go to the orphanage then we will use the already rented bus to tour the city in the morning.
Today- we got up at 6:30 and went down to the breakfast buffett. We recognized bacon, fried potatos, bread, and yogurt. Everything else looked nice but I'm not sure what it all was. We tried some of it and everything was good. But I'll probably be sticking with the "normal" looking stuff. We then went out walking the streets. We were the only Americans anywhere. And the Chinese people stared and pointed at us everywhere we went. They would pick up their kids so they could get a better look at us. It felt really weird! We found a department store, a supermarket, and a Mcdonalds. Now just need to find a Starbucks to be really happy. Oh, and the toilets are going to be dedicated in a post all of their own! Wow.
Our hotel room is really nice and is apparently a 5 star hotel. But the tap water is not drinkable and we cannot get it in our mouths at all. I showered but now feel dirty because I know the water is contaminated. We have a minibar with a frig. And 2 chairs and table to look out the panoramic window. I feel so much better today and am starting to get excited about tomorrow. Not sure what Ill do when I get handed Emma Rose- but I'm sure Vanous the camera/video freak will capture every emotional moment on film. And Im sure he will post all pictures of me- especially the bad ones. ha ha