Today was our last day in Guangzhou, and the only official business was to pick up Caroline's immigrant visa and passport. I also have the official envelope to present to the Customs agent in Chicago. Caroline becomes a U.S. citizen when she passes through Customs...amazing how that happens.
Our coordinator took the group to the Pearl and Jade Market one more time as well as Shamian Island. We had lunch at Lucy's and headed back to the hotel. Caroline took a nap and we did some packing. As I write this I'm still hoping that we can get everything packed. We did buy an extra suitcase for Caroline. It's full.
TODAY CAROLINE WALKED ON HER OWN WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO ANYTHING!! She is crawling, walking, giggling, acting silly and imitating me. She is making 'kissing' sounds and I taught her how to blow a kiss. She is starting to act like a 21-month-old. To me, she looks like a different person than she did a week ago.
Today's picture was taken at Shamian Island in Lucy's. She is doing what she loves to do - EAT. The next time I post on the blog we will be at home in Marion, IN. Our flight leaves tomorrow at 12:35 p.m. and we'll fly through Seoul, South Korea, then to Chicago. Jim and Sue Sonnefield are picking us up at the Chicago airport at 5:30 on Wednesday. I hope we have some friends and family greeting us at the International terminal of the airport...Asiana Airlines.
It's been an amazing journey, and we'll be glad to get home.