Y’all. It is so good to be home.
And one reason (albeit a teeny tiny one compared to being able to squeeze my babies at any given moment and sleep in my own admittedly crowded bed) is this:
The interwebs. There is no VPN required, no wireless kicking on and off, no overloaded data plan, no upload errors, no timing out. Just me, taking a plethora of pictures of my kidlets, and being able to post them freely and painlessly.
The weather had been unseasonably hot and humid when we landed in Guangzhou but eased up significantly by the time of our zoo trip.
We also had a wonderfully wise guide who scheduled our trip early in the day. So we avoided the hot sun as well as bigger crowds – for the first hour or so, it kinda felt like we had the zoo to ourselves.
The zoo has a small section with carnival-type rides which I’ve always sort of avoided in the past, either due to the age of our littlest, or lack of adult-sized help to navigate it.
The carousel was our first choice, of course.
It was Clementine’s first ride on a carousel. I’m not quite sure how she felt about it, but I’m fairly confident I enjoyed watching her more than she enjoyed riding because I pretty much loved every single second of it.
But by the end of the ride, she was kinda digging it.
Right next to the carousel were the bumper cars. We initially walked right past them, but when Dalton mentioned that he’d never been on the bumper cars before, ever, we made a u-turn.
So Dalton’s first official bumper-car ride occurred in Guangzhou, China.
It was a good day.
So long, Guangzhou Zoo. Thanks for some sweet memories.