After breakfast, we went to Liu Hua Hu Park. It is beautiful and you could probably spend the whole day there. It has a little amusement park and a nice playground and a path around the lake. While Liana was riding a go-kart, a little girl approached me to ask if she could take a picture with me. Of course, I said yes and of course, she wanted a picture with Ethan and Ella too. They were super sweet and gave me a rose. Then, by gesturing to the woman's phone, they asked if I was on WeChat (which is kind of like Skype) so I showed her my info and she took a picture of it and later sent me a message with the pictures that she had taken. So very sweet!
Charlotte looked so itty bitty at the playground! Seeing her next to other toddlers just made me realize how teeny she is! She is such a precious little doll!
The kids talked Erik into swimming again. Ethan had a strong desire to help Erik with his strokes. Charlotte and I sat in a chair and enjoyed from the sidelines.
After swimming and baths, we went out to dinner at the same Cantonese restaurant that we went to a few days ago, this time with a big group of fellow Holt families. Our guide said that there would be two tables: the amateurs and the pros and he had already decided that we would sit at the pros table since we all ate well the first time. So he surprised us with rice with eel in it! Surprisingly it wasn't bad! Liana loved it! They have a couple of tanks of eels right there for you to choose from if you want to. And other animals too. Slightly horrifying. Charlotte lost her mind on the walk home. I don't know if she just hates Cantonese food or what? Just kidding, she actually ate well tonight but I just don't think evenings are the time for her to be out and about. But no worries, we came back and shared some chocolate and giggles and she is already out for the count.
Now for a whole lot of pictures...
Pics that the woman sent me on WeChat
Not having too much success but trying to have a conversation
Nice shot, Daddy! Look at those beautiful eyes!
Look at the tail!
The delectable items in tanks at the restaurant