Friday, July 23, 2010

Goodbye David... Hello Typhoon!

Friday, July 23, 2010
Today we said goodbye to our guide David. He was a really nice guy, though his favorite phrase was "It doesn't matter." Apparently, not much mattered in the grand scheme of things while we got our daughter. Sometimes I had to tell David it DOES matter. It matters if I get the photo and video of the person delivering my baby to me. It matters if I buy the Chinese outfit today or tomorrow. It matters to me that our daughter gets nutritious, organic food... or the Prada dress.

It was sad to say goodbye to David, but it was time to get on the airplane and head to Guangzhou.

Only one problem... there was a typhoon in Guagzhou that was headed to Nanning. By the grace of God, we missed the typhoon in both cities. There was concern at the beginning of our trip that our flight might be delayed, but the delay wasn't noticeable because they fed us a snack before we ever left. We were all distracted.

Our plane was able to get out of Nanning without problems. One of our traveling families was not so lucky though. They had chosen to take the train for a different adventure. The seven of them ended up in the train station for several hours and without any food or water. Their adventure was more than 18 hours long... our flight... less than 1 1/2 hrs.