Sunday, May 10, 2009

Remembering our time in Changsha


Saying Goodbye to our guide Amy. She was wonderful and we will miss her!

Our last lunch together in Changsha...Anna and Jailynn

Jordyn is tired and hungry.

Mommy and her girls in front of the Museum.

Random people like to take picture with American family...They think Anna is very beautiful and that she is.

Not for the faint of heart...this is a 2000 yr old mummy lady that was discovered in a tomb in 1972. Her scientific autopsy revealed she had recently eaten watermelon before she died....very good to know. People ate watermelon 2000 yrs ago.

This is her robe from 2000 yrs ago. Everything was well preserved in the tomb because of the way it was buried. We now know how this special family lived. Interesting info.

This is a replica of what she may have looked like. This was an important family perhaps a govenor of the region.

Jailynn thought she was very beautiful.

Anna, Jailynn, and Jordyn in front of the museum.

More pics in front of the Museum.

Anna gives Jailynn a piggy-back ride.

Jailynn and our friend from the Dolton Hotel. We remember him from when we adopted Jordyn. We called him the Hi, Hello, Goodbye man because that is what he always said to us.

Meeting Susan Ma at the Hotel. Susan Ma is a very special family friend and we enjoyed meeting her. We have sent many emails to Susan and she has been very helpful to us. Thank you Susan and we hope to meet again someday.

Amy and Jordyn at breakfast.
Anna found this kitten at the amusement park and wanted a picture. The poor thing looked too young to be away from it's momma.

Again...the next pics are not for those with weak stomaches....Jordyn enjoyed eating authentic Chinese food again.

This is the fish we ate. yummy.

more pics of the food we tried. We were brave and discovered that we actually liked some of it. There is a very distinct flavor in the Hunan Province and some foods are very spicy.

Anna eating the vegtables.

More fish. MMM.

More pics of the food. This was pork and it was very good.

This is what the fish looked like before it was on our plate.


Jordyn and Jailynn's first meeting each other again. They were so happy and still are.

Ok...in case you did not see enough of the food...here is some more.

Jordyn cannot wait to eat.

Anna and Jailynn at dinner.

Jailynn and Jordyn

Walking hand in hand....which is what they do everywhere we go.

Jailynn and Anna

Anna took this pic of her new dress. She had fun shopping in Changsha.


Awe...true sisters at last in every way!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The food looked...gross
love
amanda

liz said...

We are loving the pictures--even the food ones! Tell Jordyn, Jailynn, and Anna "Hi" from us, and if Amanda reads this--Lauren and Lia say hello to her as well. We know everyone is looking forward to your homecoming in a few days!

Love,
Liz

Our Journey to Leilah Grace said...

Love the pictures! Well...the pictures of the girls anyway! Not the food so much! lol I am just so excited to see the girls so happy. It does my heart good.
Love ya,
Sheri

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