Hello! Today we went to the Guangzhou Botanical Gardens...it was amazing...so green and beautiful. It was very peaceful & serene. We definately did not feel like we were in a huge city of several million people while we were there. It was alot of walking and today was actually pretty hot & humid so we felt like we even got a little exercise.
Keith and I are both struggling with sinus infections and XiXi took me to a pharmacy to get some medicine. We starting taking it today so hopefully it will work pretty quickly. We did not even feel like going on the river cruise this evening. Jaci is feeling better...her nose it still pretty runny but she has stopped coughing. She does have a rash but we think it is a heat rash and I picked up some lotion at the pharmacy for that as well. She did not get her full nap this afternoon either so she was a little cranky this evening but did go to bed very quickly & without crying much at all.
The baby in our group that was sick is doing much better. Her parents first took her to the children's hospital late one night because she was having a hard time breathing. The next day they took her to a western clinic and they said that her condition was pretty serious. They gave the parents a breathing machine so that she would not have to keep coming back to the clinic and she is pretty good. They did not think it was pneumonia but a bronchial infection. We are all very happy that she is better.
Tomorrow we are going to visit a temple and then a electronics mall. Our guide has told us that there are large 'malls' but they all have the same stuff...a jewelry mall or a furniture mall instead how our malls are...it is very different. There is a McDonald's in the electronics mall so we are pretty excited. It is pretty sad when McD's is gourmet food!!!
I think nearly everyone in our group is experiencing major homesickness...we are ready to be back home. I am even ready to cook...and to clean...and do laundry... It isn't too many more days and we will be back with our sweet little one. Hope everyone has a great day!!