From the clinic we headed to Shamian Island. This is a very restful place to spend some time. Brooke enjoyed playing in the park there. There was even a nice gentleman who played badminton with her.
The park has many sculptures in at and some really great places to get some pictures.
In the past, most adoptive families stayed on this Island as the US Consulate and the clinic for the children's physicals were located there but they have moved off of the island now.
This shop owner, Jordan, did Brooke's name in Chinese characters for her.
This was the first day that Brooke did not need a nap in the afternoon so we stayed on the island longer than some of the families and took a cab back to the hotel. Cabs are very inexpensive here.
We relaxed back at the hotel for an hour before going to dinner. Brooke got a mini-tea set today and had fun serving us tiny cups of water.
We had a fun evening with the Parsons and went to a genuine Chinese restaurant for supper.
After dinner we walked to a local grocery store and got a few supplies. We were almost out of bottled water.
Tomorrow is a waiting day for us as we could not get a consulate appointment earlier than Thursday so most of our group is heading to Safari Park.
We are all doing well. Brooke puts a sticker on the calendar Dennis made for her and each day counts the number of days until she goes to America.