Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye Mainland China....Hello Hong Kong!

Rylie had a great day today (thank you for your prayers!!!). She had only 2 tantrums maybe all day long! :) She is a smart little girl and is catching on quickly. We packed up this morning and met the rest of our group at 2pm to head back to the Consulate to pick up the kids' passports and US visas. Then we headed to the train station to take the train to Hong Kong. The train station was nuts. One thing we have learned is that in China, no one waits in line, no one waits for their's literally a constant free for all. On a side note, if you see Rush, ask him about his elevator ride this morning. ;) Anyway, the station was crazy, but our guide did a fabulous job of getting us through the station with only about 3 minutes to spare getting onto the train. It was a little stressful to say the least. We had a pretty uneventful ride through China. Rylie was wonderful until literally the last minute when she freaked out about who knows what. The scenery was interesting along the way. We passed through another huge city (about 10 million people) and some countryside which was scattered with run-down shacks which were people's homes. There was a huge contrast from what we could tell, between the city and country, although we saw our fair share of shocking "homes" in the city as well.

We took a taxi to our hotel which is gorgeous! It sits right on the harbor with an amazing view of the city skyline.....I am in awe of how beautiful it is tonight. We are looking forward to seeing it in the daylight tomorrow! Right now we are waiting on Sharon to arrive, which should be any minute. We can't wait to hang out with her for a bit and explore before heading home. But now, we can officially say that everything associated with our adoption is complete!! HOORAY!!!


  1. woohoo! can't wait to see pics! can't wait to see YOU!

  2. We'll be praying for the trek home! Glad things are going better! Love you guys!!

  3. Hooray on completing the adoption process!! What a long, long journey... and now in just a couple days you will be home and your family will finally be complete!

    Praying Rylie's acclimation to her new home, new siblings and new country is not too hard for her, or you!