Monday, March 1, 2010

Buddha and Meltdowns

Today we had to stay in our room until Peter (our guide) called. He took our paperwork to the U.S. Consulate for review. At 11:02 am he called with a big "Congratulations!". Tomorrow afternoon the Meyer Family will head to the U.S. Consulate for the swearing in/oath ceremony. More to come.

We caught a quick lunch and cabbed it to the Guangxiao Si Buddhist Temple. You'll see Larry's video footage. The Temple and the grounds are peaceful, reflective. Ella did a nice job of schmoozing with the monks.

The rest of today was spent lounging in the room or walking on Shamian Island. Honestly, I thought we did a better job of taking it easy today. It didn't pay off. Ella went into meltdown mode for a horrifically long time. Then Larry wasn't far behind her with feeling lousy. This whole one-room living situation is tough on nights like this!

Video of Temple Visit

So, I'm sorry to say I'm short on wit this evening. However, I will leave you with some photos and the video. Check in later for an update after our Consulate ceremony!

H, L & E


  1. My dad left for China today. Maybe you'll run into him on the street;) Ava has been following the blog faithfully and today she is very interested in Budda. Can't wait to see you!!


  2. Gerry would be proud. Love Mom and Dad

  3. I am so glad that you have shared this experience. Now to meet Ella . . .