A side story... On Thursday while Kallen and Deklan were in bed sick, Trayton and I decided to brave the heat and go for a walk and we walked off Shamian Island and walked down the more traditional streets of China. We came across the pet market area which was REALLY interesting to see. There were dogs, cats, ducks, chipmunks (funny,) birds, fish, crabs, turtles, rabbits, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something else. I felt badly for the animals though because it was SO hot. There was one little puppy on the side of the road - probably a pet of one of the little stands, and I squatted down to take the puppy's pictures. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that there was a truck parked on the road and they were unloading big crates. As I bent down, I heard a really big thud. I didn't think much about it - I just thought that were dropping things. Then suddenly, this man runs out and starts yelling at me and motioning me to leave. Of course we started walking away immediately, but I pointed to the puppy to show that I was just wanting to take a picture of the puppy. The man didn't care and shushed me away. Well, as we walked by the truck, I saw what they had in there...they had these huge lizards or alligators crammed into these crates. It was a big struggle for 2 men to move one crate. So, I'm assuming that we stumbled onto something illegal and they were afraid I might get it in my picture... Kind of scary. It was just odd though. I would never photograph a person without asking, but I didn't think twice about an animal. Yet, my children have been photographed hundreds (not kidding!) of times without being asked. Oh well.
Kallen and Deklan woke up this morning (Saturday) fever free - Yay. After 24 hours of high fevers, I started them on antibiotics. Normally I wouldn't do this, but we can't take a chance and wait it out this time beings how we are traveling. At every immigration point, they check your temperature. I needed my boys well. Even going from China to Hong Kong, they check - it's like going to a completely different country. So, on the train ride last night, I was pumping D and K with Tylenol and Motrin. Luckily they didn't have a fever when they checked them - and they did check them...
Here are some pictures from these couple days...
|Dried Lizard. They were selling these by the bucket load on the street. I have no idea what they do with them.|
|Tratyon next to stuffed dear. Strange!|
|Trayton holding a kitty.|
|Chipmunks and rabbit in the back.|
|This cat looked just like Ziggy - we miss Ziggy!|
|Trayton holding another kitty. This kitten was so sweet!|
|Todd and Gwyndolin on the train.|
|Trayton and Kallen on the train. You can tell Kallen doesn't feel good.|
|Deklan and I on the train.|
|Tiny sink inside the potty area.|
|Sinks outside the bathrooms.|
|We finally made it to our hotel in Hong Kong. The boys were so happy. Our hotel upgraded us to a suite with the best view on the top floor!!!|
|View out our window.|
|View - our suite has a curved wall and we can see all different areas - it is beautiful.|