This year, heat is not an issue, but the smog, or "silver haze" as we like to call it most definitely is.
It is like a never-ending fog filled with toxic air. Our guide told us it was a sunny day out... when I looked really hard I could see the sun smothered in polluted air.
The air quality certainly makes one look at the EPA in a whole new thankful way.
Periodically we have braved the silver haze for some "fresh" air.
Last night we headed down to the Pizza Hut with some of our new friends (thankfully we have some really great families to pass the time with here in ZZ). Although the tilapia, salmon and other seafood type toppings were tempting, we settled for American favorites like pepperoni and sausage. If you know Kory, you might be shocked by that. I think the pollution is messing with him.
On the way home, we came across some Chinese line-dancing. Music blaring on a street corner with several lines of the good citizens of ZZ dancing away in sync (except for a few men who couldn't quite get in step). A few feet away another song was blaring with different dance moves. A dance-off of sorts.
Of course Kory joined in.
Today our outing was to a park. They had a few carnival type rides going. They weren't too high off the ground so we thought we'd risk it and let the boys ride. They'd go for a while, stop and just as we were getting ready to grab the boys, the cars would take off again.
The ride got many giggles, "mamas" and "babas" from our little man.
Other than that, we have been laying low, hanging out with our fellow prisoners, I mean adoptive families, and dreaming of the cleaner air of Guangzhou.
A little swimming, a little gaming, a little wrestling, a little reading.
A lot of bonding, cuddling, giggling, and getting to know our funny little boy.
Hopefully Zak's passport makes its way to us tomorrow and then on Saturday we are out of here!