We are having a great time and enjoying every minute so far of this awesome experience. This morning we had a great buffet breakfast at the hotel. We then toured a silk factory and saw how silk is spun from cocoons. We bought some silk dresses for the girls, and were tempted by many of the beautiful scarves, quilts, and clothes there. Some of the workers put on a fashion show for us. Then we boarded the bus again and left for the airport. I slept most of the way, more than I was able to do on the whole flight to Beijing. When we arrived in Nanning it was much warmer than Beijing and very humid. Our ride from the airport to the hotel was fascinating. It is a whole different world here, with so much to see.
We arrived at the hotel and unpacked and settled in (and took pictures of the little crib that is all set up for us), then went out for another delicious and inexpensive supper. We walked around a bit, then came back inside to crash. Hopefully we'll get some good rest tonight (despite the rock-hard beds) so that we will be wide awake to meet Rachel tomorrow at 3:30.
Stay tuned for pictures of the star of this show, coming very soon!!