Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Monday in Guangzhou-Yun Tai Gardens

There's not too many pics at Yun Tai Gardens since it was so humid that the lenses on our cameras were fogged up but trust us it was very beautiful.  There were tropical plants and flowers and assorted cartoon characters sprinkled throughout the park.  After Yun Tai, our guide took us to a seven story mall that was full of jewelry stores.  Most of it is headed for US gumball machines, I'm sure.  We went to Hua Mei pearl shop and were given a pearl demonstration.  I didn't plan to buy any but walked away with a strand of pearls for Meili with a matching set of earrings.  Audrey got a small pair of pink pearl earrings and since traditional pearl necklaces scream 'Marge Simpson' to me, I got an interesting necklace with grey pearls and agate with a pair of matching grey pearl earrings. 
 
After the gardens and shopping, we realized that Meili was out of formula.  We thought that Shamian Island would have many places to buy formula since there are so many adoptive families here but strangely we had no such luck.  Matt was the brave one and took a taxi into Guangzhou to see if Carrefour (French Walmart) would have Meili's formula.  He was gone for so long that I started to formulate a plan in my mind to put together a search party.  He showed up just before I was about to call our guide!  He had 6 bags of formula and some Oreos in hand so all was forgiven.   

1 comment:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I will have to remember to get all the formula in Guangzhou...
Tooo funny about the oreos... those are a plus...