Sunday, March 25, 2012

Medical tests, 3/24

 The only official thing we had to do today was get medical tests for Mimi.  The clinic was really crowded with Chinese people and their Chinese kids on one side, and foreigners and their Chinese kids on the other side.

There are two big parks by our hotel.  We walked around one of them in the evening and had a great time.  It was a beautiful setting with a lot going on.  People were singing, ballroom dancing, playing ping pong, looking at the bonsai exhibit, and lots of other things.  There was even a little carnival there.  Some of us rented a boat and motored around the lake.  We had a great dinner with the other family we're staying with then came back to the room to wrestle the kids into bed.


  1. Your posts are making me smile daily! Thank you for sharing this journey with all of us. Big hugs to all. Now, I must go sort my change to donated to the DIfficult. They need all the help they can get.

  2. Are you staying at the White Swan? It had a lovely park next to it and they also had outdoor ballroom dancing classes. It was funny walking through the park and hearing "The Red River Valley" coming from behind some trees where the ballroom class was being held. They must have upgraded the medical clinics - my memory is of a dark, old building with cement floors and cement walls. I love the picture of all seven of you under the tree. From Kathy Brennan