Since we had to go to the notary today to sign some papers, we did not get to travel to see our kids. Nevertheless, we had a fairly full day. We wandered about quite a bit, looking at the sights, and if we had a tourist guide, I could tell you what some of the sights are that we saw. I wasn't expecting to have so many touristy things to look at, though.
This country really likes its sculptures. Maybe it's just this city, and the rest of the country isn't as crazy about them, but at any rate, there are plenty of sculptures here. Since I don't know the names of any of them, I've made up my own names.
|I like to call this one Ghengis Khan|
This next one is located beside the SDA office, where families receive their referrals. It is very popular, and lots of people like to pose with it, for photographs. I think it's a little creepy, since the woman, in particular, is very unattractive, and is wearing a very revealing dress, considering that it's from an era of more modesty, and it's a long dress, to boot. It does have some cool features, though, like the beetle on his coat.
|"Make me the happiest man in the world!" Famous last words...|
For this one, David told me to "pose with your relatives." I do have some Eastern European heritage, but these guys look more like Norse raiders. Oh, wait! I have some Nordic heritage, also!
|I'm calling this one: "I think I see some pillaging potential ahead!"|
|This one strikes me more as Kubla Khan|
We went home for awhile, had some lunch, David studied while I took a nap, and then we met up with this group of Reece's Rainbow families for dinner at the famous TGI Friday's. Three other american families, embarking on an adventure into the unknown, traversing the world of international travel, and diving in as first-time adoptive parents! Half of us already have our kids. Now for the other half... In spite of never having met before, we had plenty to talk about, and had a lively visit. We had an immediate connection, and not just because we're americans in a foreign land. As we parted ways, with hugs and well-wishes, it was sobering to think that this might be the only time we ever see each other in this life.