Sunday, May 30, 2010


We flew from Beijing to Guangzhou on Friday.  The flight went well, although Hutson did have a little trouble with his ears, and he just halfway listened to my suggestion that he yawn to relieve the pressure.  Our new son has a mind of his own!!!  Saturday, we had his medical check done.  That clinic must've been the noisiest place on earth.  The ear, nose and throat check went great; the eye exam, temperature, and blood pressure went great; then he refused to take his shorts off so that the female doctor could examine him, so we stood in line for the male doctor; then came time for the immunizations - NOT good!!  First, he resisted the oral polio vaccination.  He did okay with the first shot, but it took us about 30 minutes to convince him to act like a 12-year-old to take the second shot.  Wow!  I truly didn't think a 12-year-old would act like he did - pulling away, wanting to run away, acting like an animal when we tried to hold him down.  Our guide told him that he could not come to the US if he didn't get this shot.  His reply?  Well, then I don't want to go to the US!  He finally decided to "cowboy up" and sat still for the shot.  

A trip to the Six Banyan Trees Temple and the Chan Family Temple was scheduled for today at 10:00 a.m.  Last night he told the guide that he wasn't interested, and I have seen it before and did not care to go again.  But this morning at 10:05 a.m., he was pointing at his watch and insisted that he wanted to go.  So, I called Kelly, and she said they had not left yet.  We got to the Six Banyan Trees Temple, and he moped around.  I was SO glad we'd gone - NOT!!  Come to find out, he had a headache and was sick to his stomach, but he had refused to take the Tylenol earlier - remember, this boy has a mind of his own!!  We went to the Chen Family Temple were he felt nauseated.  Luckily, the bus was still there, and the driver took us back to the White Swan, where Hutson decided to take the Tylenol.  He is feeling better now.  Needless to say, I am ready to go HOME!!!

View of the Pearl River from our room

Another view of the Pearl River from our room

Hutson getting his camera ready

One of the shops near the White Swan

Ahhhh, Starbucks!!!

Fountain and Flowers

Music Teacher and Children

Brycie's lunch

Hutson's lunch

I call this masterpiece "The Boy Who Insisted He Wanted to Go on the Tour"

Pagoda at Six Banyan Trees Temple

Great Wall families

Entrance to Chen Family Temple

Chen Family Temple Detail

1 comment:

  1. Oh Brycie! I'm sorry, sweet girl! I'm extra sorry b/c I had to laugh at your vivid description! I know it was not funny at the time! Poor Hudson. I'm sure he's feeling overwhelmed with it all and has many fears of his own. Love you guys!