Sunday, August 30, 2009
Gotta love the "Dirt Market"
Another excellent day in Beijing! We went (upon Bob's recommendation) to a place called the "Dirt Market" today (actually called hmmmm what was it again....Pinjiangxian....that's probably not quite right, but it's close....I think...I'm too tired to look it up. Yulin arranged for a bus and a guide for us. Seven of us in a full sized bus...we were like rock stars. It was...well how best can I describe it???...I guess I would say think of the biggest flea market that you have ever seen and imagine it on steriods. It was HUGE!!! They sold anything and everything. I did lots of bargaining so we got some great deals. "What's that? You want 100 Yuan for that? I'll give you 10. No? Ok see ya....What? 50? Ok, I'll give you twenty. No? Ok see ya.....What? Ok 20 it is."
Tonight Yulin took us for dinner, except instead of her and the nine of us we were...hmmm how many were we???? 24 maybe??? A whole bunch of others arrived today. I can't imagine that. We leave the hotel at 5:30am.....A freakin' M!!!!.....to head to Nanchang. Wake up call for 4:30am!!!!! Tomorrow is THE DAY!!!!!! The day that we have been waiting for. It has been so long....hard to believe that we finally meet Clarissa tomorrow. We are very, very excited. When I write tomorrow night...assuming that I will be able to...we will be with our little girl! WOO HOO!!!!!! We're praying for things to go as smoothly as possible, for us and for her. We are going to do everything that we can to help her through this huge uplifting of her world, with lots of love, caring and understanding. Say a prayer and wish us luck. Until tomorrow.
I wonder what Clarissa is doing right now!!!! (the last time that I'll ask that because starting tomorrow I will know exactly what she is doing)
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