For example, right now we are watching “Tethered” on Discovery Channel. For a few days we have looked forward to this show about two grown men chained to each other on a tropical island.
We are glad to be in a hotel with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, HBO, Cinemax, CNN, and Star Sports. In Guizhou the Trade Point Hotel had several Chinese channels and BBC. Here in Guangzhou we have watched Filthy Rich, Deadliest Catch, Gold Diggers, River Monsters, and King Fishers. Last night we let Anna watch Bourne Legacy with us. Yes, we know. Not appropriate for a seven-year-old. But we wanted to watch it and she wasn’t ready for bed. You can only spend so long in parks or museums. The sightseeing rarely lasts more than a few hours.
We hung out in our hotel room for much of the day as we waited for results from Lydia’s second blood test. The good news: it came back negative. The bad news: Chris and Lydia might have to wait until next Monday (6 days from now) for our US Consulate appointment. We will have a third blood test tomorrow. If that test also comes back negative, we might be able to have the consulate appointment on Friday and get a visa to fly out by Saturday. Please be praying that we could get her visa by Friday.
We did get to go on a night cruise on the Pearl River tonight. We got to boat past the Canton Tower, the fifth tallest building in the world. Cool colors at night!
If you ever come to China to adopt a child, you will get to do some good things. But you will be bored too. Hope and pray for a hotel with the Discovery Channel so you too can watch Tethered, Yukon Men, and other quality programming.