Here we are back at the White Swan! It's wonderful- evoking incredible , deeply beloved memories. It's great to be back here again with Xing Xing showing her all the places we went together the first time, strange in that while there are similarities to our first trip, it's more different than the same. I am grateful to feel so much more experienced as a parent, so the terror of the first trip is not present. The White Swan is also irritating-the surcharges are still outrageously astromonmical and annoying. Still the views are fabulous, Shamian Island is so much fun, the breakfast bar is American in its content and excess, and we are having great fun as a family. The night scene is spectacular! The shopping is fabulous! There are playgrounds and rides. The walking areas are green with plantings and lovely; the European colonial architecture is graceful.
Today was our day for An Lin's visa photo and the medical examination. She hated it only slightly less than her sister.
Our family continues to bond. Here are some pictures of Jie Jie and Xiao Xiao, and, finally, of An Lin and her Baba.