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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Last Day in Guangzhou

It is Friday morning here in China. We just came from breakfast and Kiera is taking a little snooze before a big afternoon of power-shopping. Kiera's visa should arrive (via our guide, Grace) at the hotel by 5:00. We leave for Hong Kong Saturday AM our time, one night in Hong Kong (wasn't that a song in the 80's??- just kidding, it was Bangkok for those of you too young to remember) then back to the US of A on Sunday. I am really looking forward to getting home, hugging my kids (the big ones) , going to Mass, drinking diet Pepsi and having the right of way as a pedestrian.

But China has been a blast - I couldn't even imagine what it would be like. So very different from home. It was a once in a lifetime trip and I thank God that we were able to come here and bring back the best souvenir ever!!! Can't wait to see y'all and have you meet little Kiera!








This is called a be-be (bay-bay). I don't know how to spell it, but it is what all the fashionable Yunnan
moms wear to carry their babies. Isn't it cool? I look just like a local wearing this. :)








We went shopping in the Qingping market in Guangzhou. The have stuff so scary here, it makes
the market in Kunming look like CVS.

















Like all the O'Brien women, Kiera enjoys fine dining.







White trash comes to the White Swan.




4 Comments:

At 6:17 AM, Blogger The Muellers said...

Hi! It was great to get online this morning and get your post!! It is something like 7:15p.m. Friday for you I think. Hopefully you are getting packed up and looking forward to the flight to bring you one step closer to home. I can only imagine how much Shannon and Bobby are looking forward to your arrival. So.....stop shopping & get packing!!!!!!! We will be praying for a good nights rest for you before the long journey home gets started. Love, the Muellers

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger 4HolyFamilyAcademy said...

We're looking forward to your arrival. It's time to come home and bring Kiera home to us all. By the way, Kathy, you've never looked better!

We miss you and love you. May God bless your safe journey home,
Sarah

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger Rolands said...

We are so excited for you!! Hurry home, the cul-de-sac is too quiet! Kiera is beautiful!! We can't wait to welcome her to the neighborhood! Beccah is ready to stroll Kiera with Shannon!!
Congratulations!!
Wendy & Beccah

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Diane and Robbie said...

You finally answered the question I have been wondering about for 3 weeks. How have you been handling the laundry issue!

Have a great trip home!
Love, Diane

 

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