Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mekong Delta

Today we took a trip to the Mekong Delta. We took a boat out to an island where many farmers live and they also make coconut candy. We were able to watch how they make it. It was pretty cool, and we bought plenty to bring home for everyone to try. It really is pretty good candy. Sorry Dad but they didn't have sugar free. We then took the boat to another island where they have some caged monkeys. One of the monkeys tried to grab one of the people in our groups camera. It also grabbed his leg while he was walking by. It was pretty funny. They had a python that a couple of members of our group held, but Joey and I chose to pass on that one. On the final leg of trip we took a row boat through a canal. It was a day well spent and I really enjoyed getting to see this part of the Vietnamese culture.

Jolea is amazing. Today she has been running a slight fever. Not sure of the cause, but I'm thinking maybe an ear infection because she grabs it while she is eating. She was a little cranky this morning on the way to the Mekong. She gets really mad when she doesn't get her way. We are trying to give her a little freedom because we know that she is very curious, but some things like standing up in the van while we are going down the road in this traffic is pretty dangerous. We are leaving HCMC on Sunday and flying to Hanoi. Our visa appointment is on Monday and we will have Joleas visa on Tuesday. As of now we are on standby to get to fly home on Tuesday night. Apparently the flight is booked so pray that some seats come available! Brea and Luke, we love you guys! and miss you soooooooo much!
She's cutting the coconut candy
This is Max posing with the python
Our Vietnamese princess just about falling asleep
Mekong Canal
Our hotel at night

1 comment:

The Byrd Family said...

Okay, just "one picture" of Jolea won't do! She is so beautiful Christi! Adopting a toddler is tough but she will see when you get home with Luke and Brea how they behave and she'll catch on. What size is she???? I want to buy her something!!! Hugs-Kimberley

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