Wednesday morning we packed up and left for Guilin via high speed train. It was a 2.5 hour ride and Brooklyn was a champ. She ate some snacks and took a nap for about an hour. We played a little bit and then we were in Guilin. Doug noticed the temperature kept rising higher as we neared our destination. Have we mentioned it is HOT here!? We sweat everyday as soon as we go out....it's pretty miserable. However, I would rather sweat than be in the bad air quality of Beijing or Zhengzhou like we did when we adopted Jack. We arrived and checked into out hotel and then went out for lunch. Behind our hotel is a a fun little market to bargain and shop around. We didn't do any shopping after lunch. We wanted to get back and go swimming. We decided to get Brooklyn in her swimsuit too. As we slowly introduced her to the water she warmed up very quickly. By the end of our time she was sticking her face in the water trying to drink it.
We came back to the room and got ready to hit the market and eat dinner. After eating our KFC we walked back to the hotel. We were all so hot and sticky! I decided Brooklyn needed a bath. I started it up and she freaked out. I gave her a bath the best I could with her screaming. This is the first time she really has cried so hard and long. I bathed her as quick as possible which wasn't fast enough. After I got her out and changed she was still hysterical and I couldn't calm her down. She was probably very tired and possibly grieving too. She hasn't been very emotional the last couple of days. I know it is so hard on her being taken from her foster family. Finally right after I started singing Jesus Loves Me in her ear she calmed down. There is just something sweet about Jesus name. She feel asleep and is now sound asleep.
Here are a few pics from last night: