Rathjen Family

Rathjen Family
Rathjen, Party of EIGHT

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Counting the hours...

We are down to hours now. It's almost 9:00 p.m. And we leave the hotel at 9:30 a.m. in the morning to go meet our new family members at a government office. I still can't believe it is here.

The flight was rough. Zoe's ear has been bothering her since we got here and this flight really got her. Our China Air pilot, ascended and descended far more quickly than we are used to. She is feeling much better now though.

We arrived around lunchtime and ate at a noodle bar, while our new guide, Yisha met with us to go over what we needed for tomorrow and answer any questions we may have. Another awesome couple joined our group today. They are from Colorado Springs, and they actually lived in China. Chase, the new daddy, speaks the language. Pretty handy guy to have around! He bought the kids pineapple on a stick today from a street vender. So cool!

The people here are much taller than what we have been seeing. We are told the Chinese from this province tend to be bigger people. Interesting...

Tonight we visited Walmart. Let's just say, it was nothing like a Walmart back home. It had many levels. Everything here goes up, not out. They had dried, hung assorted animals for your purchase. They had a lady handing out samples on every corner. I went to the pharmacy and got Zoe antibiotic ear drops, just on case. They cost me about 50 cents. However, the baby products all tend to run close to what we would pay in the states.

Next post should be pretty exciting!



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