Today was our last full day in Xi’an. We are looking forward to moving onto Guangzhou where we get to meet up again with the other families we met in Beijing. We will have 7 additional children in our group now.
Today, was a little rough. Kate caught Sheehan’s cold and we all still have the traveler’s “flu.” Steve had to do most of the caretaking of Sheehan today as Kate vegged from having too much Benadryl and then napped in the afternoon to try to get back some of her energy, but it was a great time for dad and son to bond.
In the morning, we drove to the hospital where Sheehan was found. It is about one hour and 15 minutes away from our hotel in Hu County. We only stayed for maybe 10 minutes, but it was very much worth it to see the town his birth parents most likely live in. It was definitely more rural than Xi’an…even though it’s still considered to be Xi’an. The geography here is confusing to me.
Some interesting things we saw in Hu County were:
1) A man leading a small flock of goats down the street
2) People selling corn on the street…literally on the street. The corn was laid out (not in the husks) on the street in various places in the town. You could pick it up and then pay for it.
When we got back, Steve and Sheehan went to KFC while mom napped and then they played. Then we did more paperwork for the adoption, gave Sheehan a bath (we all love this because Sheehan has fun and he gets CLEAN!), and packed for our flight tomorrow.