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Saturday, November 3, 2012

More Catching Up

Whew!  I cannot believe it's been so long since I've blogged.
Life is sure crazy with a super busy 2 year old!

OK...a few of you have asked for details on the rest of the trip, so I will try to catch up some more!
(and I really need to for my own memory!)

The next day of our trip was Wednesday, August 29.  
We didn't have any official adoption business, so it was a free day for us.  
We started the day with a trip to Wal-Mart for some stuff.
Wal-Mart in China is similar, yet very different from Wal-Mart in America!



 Cart escalator


You can select your own frog, turtle or eel for dinner.

 The smell was horrible because lots of them were dead!

Fish heads on a bed of ice

The kids had fun playing "Name that Product"


Corn juice anyone?

And we got a kick out of the different snacks



The whole Wal-Mart experience was a bit overwhelming for all of us.  It was hot, dirty and smelly, and it was overstimulating for Nola.  She had a complete meltdown.  
If you have never been to China with a baby, let me tell you, if your child cries in public, every woman younger than you stares at you like you have 2 heads.  Every woman older than you comes over and tells you how to take care of your child, and some will even try to take the baby out of your arms.
We were just trying to find our way to the exit and get out of there when 2 employees pulled me over to the cigarette counter and gave Nola some water while they reprimanded me.  (However, I was VERY thankful for the water.  It was so hot in there!) 
Then we made a mad dash out!
We took the rest of the day very easy.  Nap for Nola, then walked around Shanghai a bit and went to a cute little pizza place for dinner.