Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hello from Guangzhou

Hello, friends.
We understand the blog "went empty".  Most likely, this happened because the wallpaper apparently had an expiration date - which was Friday.  Robin didn't know that when she "beautified" the blog - so if this posts, we're back in business - simply without all the schnazz.
We are in Guangzhou and it's almost a miracle that we made it.  I (Adam) feel like I've taken some pretty exhausting trips in my life -but the past 28 hours surpassed all of that.  The train was 9 hours late (due to a landslide) - so instead of leaving Nanning at 7:15pm, we left at 4am.  (While waiting for the train, the girls got some sleep - I spent most of the time carrying Noah around on my back - trying to keep him from crying.) On the train, we did get some sleep (perhaps 4-5 hours), but the promised 12 hour train ride turned into 15 hours.  There are other details to cover later - the train was some fun, but adventurous to say the least.  We saw some very beautiful countryside.
We are now in the somewhat-notorious White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou (pron. "Gwang Joe" - GZ for short).  GZ is a very modern city on the water and rather close to Hong Kong.  We have a US Consulate here, and since Noah needs a visa on his Chinese passport - we must stay here 6 nights in order to have that processed.  When the train was on time, we were scheduled to have Noah's medical checkup this morning at 11am.  However, since we were still on the train - that was put off until Monday, and hopefully the rest of the week will still go as planned.
Like I said - test message here; hope this does come through.  We took some great pictures from the train today (and also a park in Nanning last night - before going to the train station)...I'll try to post them tomorrow.
Thanks again for your prayers.  We could really use them - for rest and health, especially.

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Blogger Stacey said...

Adam the only way we could read this is to highlight the area. That seemed to make the font show up. Praying for y'all.

July 24, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

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