Alright, no lions, but we did see the other two while at the zoo today. Although the Guangzhou zoo was not quite up to the same standard as Animal Kingdom, it was cleaner, and much bigger than some zoos that we have been to in the states. We came face to face with giraffes, monkeys, goats, and llamas. The kids had a blast feeding the goats, which apparently is much more exciting in a zoo setting since when we are home they are never really thrilled to be asked to go outside and feed the chickens and alpacas! Oh well, maybe Zoe will see the joy in it back in Vermont. We had a great time, but with the temperature and humidity at what seemed like an all time high for the last two weeks, we were glad to be back on the bus. It was so hot that the fresh pressed bamboo juice (yes, you read that right), that a local street vendor was selling even looked appealing!
We received some tentative positive news today regarding visas. The families that have been stranded here for the past few days have had their paperwork processed, and our guide said that things look good for us to still be on track to come home Thursday. It's difficult at times to wish these next few days away, since we may not ever be back here. At the same time, we are anxious to have Zoe on U.S. soil, in her bed that has been empty for so many months, and to have her meet the large group of family and friends that have been encouraging us, praying for her, and supporting our journey.