Sunday, October 08, 2006

Day 5 in China - Today Tara and Dirk travel from Beijing to Guangzhou where they will meet up with the rest of the families in their group adopting children. They enjoyed one more traditional Chinese meal at lunch and then it was on to the airport for their flight. Tara says "and I am so ready for a steak and loaded potato right now!" Guess she's having second thoughts about Chinese food and chop sticks being a great way to diet. She is looking forward to Guangzhou where there is a McDonalds next door to their hotel.

October 1 is National Day in China. It is the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. There used to be grand parades in the squares of the major cities in China but today celebrations usually take the form of parties in amusement parks by day and fireworks and grand ensembles during the evening. Most Chinese take the entire week off and celebrate so this week in Beijing has been most interesting (and very crowded). There were only four people in their group and they said their tour guide was great and they have many good stories to tell when they return. Humm.......

Only two more sleeps til Gotcha Day!!