Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday - Tuesday

Monday

Monday was our US Consulate appointment - no cameras 
We went as a group - took the citizenship oath on behalf of our children
When we land in the US (Chicago for Francie), the immigration officer opens a package I am carrying, and she is a US citizen



Lunch
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 Went on a river cruise Monday night

The tallest structure in China - 4th largest in the world 

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A stadium with floating seating?

She calls me "Papa" - that's who her orphanage workers told her she was going to meet  
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Bad video - but listen to audio Abby
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Monday night, she was doing these flips where I hold her hands and she climbs up my legs and flips over
She kept saying something each time so I asked the waitress if she could interpret -
Francie was saying, "One, two, three"
Going to stink not having anyone around who can speak Chinese

It would be like Lilly watching this Spongebob
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Tuesday

Last day at Garden hotel
Tired of only using bottled water

Last shower in China

Went to neat place for lunch - The Happy Monk

The heck with her rice - she wanted my pizza

Starbucks

Has her a new watch - got some catching up to do to be as spoiled as her siblings



Never ate at these two

We took a van with the Haughtons to Hong Kong - 3 hour ride - in my lap of course
At the border to enter Hong Kong they checked our temperature
In Hong Kong hotel - took her shoes off to put her to bed - she put them right back on (the wrong feet)


Next time you hit the sack with you're shoes on you'll be home

We leave Hong Kong Wednesday at 11:10 - arriving in Birmingham around 5:00 PM Wednesday with a layover in Chicago
Sound like 6 hours?  Have to add the 14 hour time difference
See you when we get home

Brett

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