Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day at the Chongqing Zoo

Little Ham Bone ....this is Jia Lan's nick name, actually its Lan Lan but she is a character.
Today we took a trip to the Chongqing Zoo to see the giant Panda and few other animals. Last night Jia decided she prefers me holding her instead of Jay so I strapped on the baby carrier and stuck her in and boy does she love it. She gets to face out and see all the action. She did fabulous on our outing. She loves being on the move, outside and around people. She was hamming it up with some local Chongqing women at the Zoo laughing at them and showing them her crinkle nose smile. Too cute! All the outdoor activities wore her out and she fell asleep on the bus ride back to the hotel. Got her back to the room, Jay mixed up her medicine with some water and sugar and put it in her sippy cup, which worked better than mixing it in her formula (Thanks Ann!) then Jay went to get Jia some Congee for lunch. Come to find out the girl loves food more than formula. She is not a picky eater either....good for us.
Speaking of traveling.... by auto or bus it is an adventure in itself in Chongqing. I am quite surprised that there are not more accidents. Oh and you better get out of the way because pedestrians do not have the right of way. You'll get honked at.....that is all I hear from our hotel room.

The weather is wonderful in Chongqing. No rain.... just extremely foggy which I hear its foggy all the time. I would say it is around 50 to 60 degrees outside and that is cold to the people of Chongqing. In the summer I hear it's miserable 110 degrees and very humid. Dressed Jia in layers today for our outing, she is a sweaty baby and tomorrow it will be more in the same. Heading to Old Town tomorrow hoping we can find some treasures there.
Talk tomorrow!
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  1. Glad to see she is doing so well and what a cutie she is :)
    Glad to read you are having plenty of adventures...

  2. Just catching up on your trip (came from Fliss & Mike's blog). We were in CQ in September 2008. Enjoy your lovely baby!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy