|Wednesday's final supper|
|Lilly likes her noodles!|
Our final day in GZ had a lazy start. All 3 families packed most of their luggage on Wednesday, so after breakfast and a final packing we traveled by taxi over to Shaiman Island. Mostly we wanted to get out of the hotel room. Hampton and Randy elected to stay behind.
|Laughing at her BaBa|
We walked over to the park right by Lucy's Restaurant. Lilly did get out of the stroller,but would not really play on any of the equipment. There were lots of children playing and most of them were adopted ones. Some had very obvious medical problems. One cute little boy had a serious split lip problem, but was so happy you quickly saw past the problem. Another little girl had no arms or just very small stubs. Both of these children were on the plane with us from Hong Kong to Detroit. Amazing how all of our stories meshed together in similar fashion. It is also very common for you to meet families on their second or third adoption. We met one family in our hotel with 4 biological children that adopted 2 baby girls, about 12 -14 months old.
|The flowers are so beautiful|
|Dancing under the tree|
Have you ever been on, "Mr Toad's Wild Ride" in Disney World? Well, if you have you can say you have been in a taxi or van in China. We traveled 3 hours in bumper to bumper traffic. Hey, no problem, you just shift over to the emergency lane until you see police and then you slide back into regular lanes. We have no idea how fast we were going, probably better that we do not know. All 3 hours the countryside almost never changed....high rise apartments and manufacturing. The only open space was on the side of the mountains or river marsh.
As we approached Hong Kong we had to go through customs. By using the 2 small vans we did not have to get out and unload our luggage. We were scanned for temperature elevation. I guess if we had a fever they would not have let us in.
|Hong Kong wildfire|
We saw a familiar sight on the hillside right as we cleared customs. A wildfire right by the road. It looked like it was threatening several houses. Unfortunately we did not see much of Hong Kong. Our hotel was right at the airport and it is out from the harbor on the other side of the island.
It was an early bedtime as we had a early call to head to the airport at 7 AM.