Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Today we didn't have any tours until the afternoon as our guide had an annual tour guide exam in the morning.  This allowed us time to sleep in for the first time and just tool around near the hotel.  Millie woke up in a good mood so little spent some time singing songs with her.  She likes "If you're happy and you know it" and apparently knew the tune to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."  When Lisa sang the English version to her she picked up the words pretty quickly although I caught a few blah blahs in there.  I caught the funny moments on video. 

We went on a big walking trip around all the shopping malls near us.  It was a little bright outside so Millie wanted to wear her sunglasses.  After lunch and a nap, we went to a old school/temple.  Once we were there, we realized it was a place we toured on our first visit to Guangzhou five and a half years ago.  It was fun to just leisurely walk around and take in the sights.  I got some additional video when Millie attracted a crowd to her as she was looking at some statues.  It's pretty funny when she starts conversing with the locals in Chinese and we just sit back and watch.  lots of people comment about her beautiful eyes and then I can tell they are asking where she is from.  The answer Urumqi in Xinjiang province usually draws a comment about how far away that place is.  

 (Millie in her sunglasses!)

For dinner we went to a Mexican food place (Tekilas) that we found earlier in the day.  It's always a good sign to see Mexican cook in the back and we were able to talk to the owner who is from Guadalajara.  The food was really authentic and was better than the Mexican food we've had so far in Virginia.  Tomorrow we're up early for our Consulate appointment and then plan to go to dinner with a family from Georgia we met in our hotel.  Each day gets better and better - though bath time is marginally better.  Oh well, baby steps.

Don and Lisa


The Byrd's Nest said...

Yummmm....authentic Mexican food in China! Who would have known??? ha ha ha I am praying you home!!

TanyaLea said...

Gosh, sure wish I had known about that place when we were in China... I love Mexican food ~ and nothing beats authentic!!

Loving ALL of your posts and catching up on the ones I've missed. For some reason, many of your photos aren't loading, but I'm enjoying the ones I see. Millie is such a dolly!

Thinking of you and praying all goes well as you prepare for your travels back HOME! yeah!!!! :)


Football and Fried Rice said...

I cant WAIT to eat the mexican (should I leave my chips and salsa at home!?) Tell me, did they have good chips and salsa? Was it by the Starbucks?

Lisa, You are looking like a hot mama in China! A dress?? Flats?? I just dug through my closet to see how many pairs of sweats I actually had for the trip :)