Friday, March 25, 2016

Day 6 - Tianjin to Guangzhou

March 25 This morning Brady was able to do quite a bit of work and take a nap (he still hasn’t adjusted to the time change and stays up almost all night) while Cooper and I went for a walk outside.

This afternoon we packed everything up, picked up Coopers new Chinese passport and went to the airport to catch our flight to Guangzhou. It was a little sad to say good-bye to Cooper’s city since it’s been his only home up to this point. Tianjin has been good to him and to us as well, but the rest of our family is waiting on the other side of the ocean and we are dying to see them! We said good-bye to Vivian and made our way through the massive airport.

We had some time to kill before our flight so Brady ordered us some food and played charades to negotiate one fork for all of us. Luckily I’m getting better at chopsticks and Cooper likes to use the soup ladle as a spoon!

Good Bye Tianjin!

Cooper pulled the best faces during takeoff and then quickly feel asleep and slept for the rest of the 3 hour flight. It was dark when we started to make our decent above the neon lights of Guangzhou, the city glow was beautiful but it paled in comparison to the giant full moon staring across the horizon at the airplane. That has to be one of the rewards of working on an airplane, being up in the peaceful night sky like that. It was awesome watching the moon change shades as we descended through different layers of air. Guangzhou has a much different feel than Tianjin.
On the ride to the hotel it reminded me of Hawaii meets Las Vegas. Palm trees, green vegetation everywhere, humidity and lots of neon lights and brightly lit buildings. Cooper is full of energy and bouncing off the beds, I think he knows we’re one step closer to home! It’s onward and upward we want to keep this process moving forward so we can get back to the rest of our babies!

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