Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nanchang

Coming to Nanchang was very different from Beijing. Beijing was like a Disney World version of China almost. Very clean, shiny, and touristy. The people in Nanchang live the way most people in China do. Our hotel is very nice and within walking distance of several shops and restaurants. Most people here do not speak much english but they are very polite and eager to try and help. Dinner tonight was at the hotel where four of us had four people waiting on us! None of them spoke more than a few words of english so ordering was a challenge. The food turned out to be great(even though the chicken dish was a whole chicken on the plate with the chicken head staring at us!) And the whole meal for four of us including drinks came to about 30 US dollars. This is for a very nice meal at the five star hotel. Eating at a local restaurant will cost even less.

Tomorrow at 11am (that is 11 pm for all you Louisville people) we go to the civil affairs office to meet Makenna! When we checked into the hotel they already had a crib and a baby bathtub in our room. I am so excited I hope I can sleep tonight because I need it.
The next post will have the pictures you have all been waiting for!!!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

WOW! I am sure this whole experience is surreal to you. We are continuing to pray that the rest of the trip goes as planned!

Sherry said...

Hi Dana, so where are the picutes. I'm kidding of course -- I know how crazy it is -- I'm finally able to think a tiny bit. I'll try and check back later today to see if there are pictures yet.

Sherry

Kelly Jean said...

Oh sis she is so beautiful congrats on your new baby girl!!! can't wait to talk to her in person, I'll be praying for her and you every day that your love and comfort will ease this transition for her! God Bless

Luna said...

I can see by the referral picture that your adorable baby girl is from the same orphanage as my daughter!!

Aunt Jaime said...

Hey Dana, everyone at my work thinks Makenna is sooo cute(of course because she is)!! Carol even said "awww look, she looks just like her mom". I can't wait til you guys come home and I can meet "lil Kenna". I just want to kiss those little juicy lips!!Love you guys and hope things calm down for you soon.

Sandy said...

HI - found your blog through RQ. Thinking of you as you hold your daughter for the first time! How exciting! Thanks for blogging!

Kathy Ayres said...

The pictures of Makenna are wonderful! How great to finally see you both together! Continued prayers for all the remaining details to work out smoothly, and you have a safe trip back home. And for the rest of your family not with you!

The Sharp Family said...

Enjoy your time there :) Our daughter is from Nanchang too. We have been home almost a year. Take in the smells and see everything you can! What an amazing place!!!