The last post from China, but not the last post for this blog. And only the beginning for Philip’s story. We’re at the airport getting ready to board and I’m trying to quickly upload our photos from today.
This morning we went with some of the group to the Guangzhou Zoo. It was amazing how right there in the middle of the city was this huge zoo.
This one’s for you Aunt Cece!!!
This was a funny sign near the goats/llamas. Wish I’d taken more photos of some of the funny signs we saw. Two others were “Kids Funny World” (toy store, supposed to be “fun”) and “God Save the Streaking” – no clue what type of place that was!
Considering the rainy weather, it was a pretty successful zoo trip. We saw all the animals we wanted to see – zebras, lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, rhinos, elephants, giraffes and more. I didn’t photograph the lions because they were mating. It really scared some of the kids! Guess we’ll see some baby lions next time we’re in Guangzhou:)
The pandas decided to stay inside and eat bamboo so they were a little hard to get a photo of!
After we packed up and got the boys settled in for a nap, Wes and I took a cab over to the pearl market since we missed going there with the group. We thought it might be a good place to get some gifts for friends and family since we haven’t had time to do any shopping for any gifts yet.
This is typical Guangzhou from the cab:
When we walked into the pearl market we were completely overwhelmed and didn’t do much shopping. Maybe next time! It was CRAZY!!!! I have never seen so much stuff in my life. Especially beads and strands of stones. We just shut down. It was too much to handle all in one place!
I haven’t finished this post, but the plane is getting ready to take off so I’m going to publish it and finish it later! (so check back because I may be able to add more photos!)
We pray a special blessing over China as we leave, especially to all the lovely people we met who helped us and all our guides, but most importantly to the one we’ll be back for. It’s so hard to be so close and have to go.