Friday, April 6, 2012

In Hong Kong!

It was another rainy day in Guangzhou today, so we just hung out and packed up. We met our guide about 3pm and headed to the US Consulate to pick up Jude's visa, passport, and paperwork for him to enter the US. Then we headed to the train station to catch our train to Hong Kong.

Holy. Cow.

I will never get used to train stations in China. Never.

To say the phrase "mass chaos" seems to be an understatement.

There are no lines. There is no order. Only pushing and shoving and trampling and rushing.

It doesn't help that they don't let you board until 10 minutes before the train leaves.

With 2 adults, 2 kids (one of whom does not walk), 3 backpacks, 1 camera bag, 1 shoulder bag, 3 huge suitcases, 1 rolling carry on, and a stroller....and about 5 escalators....well, it's craziness.

One lady in our group tripped and fell at the top of an escalator....which was packed. It was almost tragic. No lie......bad times.

Anyway, we safely boarded the train, rode for about 2 hours, caught a cab to our marvelous hotel, and here we are. We grabbed some dinner here at the hotel, and now, at 10pm, we just got the boys to bed.

Tomorrow, we'll hopefully do some sightseeing, although they're calling for showers all day. :( Bad come to worse, we'll hit up the indoor pool, do some luggage rearranging, and call it a day.

The boys are doing great! I told Rush tonight that I feel a little guilty having Jude. He is such a happy guy, I just can't help but feel bad for his birth family. They're missing out on so much. He is amazing and just brightens our day in every way possible. I'm sad they couldn't experience him and all the joy he brings. But I sure am glad that we get to. I can't wait to introduce him to our family and friends!

This afternoon at the train station, we said goodbye to our guide, Kelly. I really cannot say enough about this lady. She is flat out awesome. We really have come to adore her over the past 2 weeks, and were so sad to say goodbye. I think a good guide can really make or break your trip, and she completely made ours amazing. I am so grateful we were placed with her and will miss her tremendously!

1 comment:

  1. I hope the weather clears so that you can have one last fun day on the other side of the world! Your girls are seriously missing you... they have their signs all made, ready to welcome you back!