Today we woke up around 5:30 am ( thanks to Regis- hehe) ate breakfast and decided to take on the Hong Kong subway train station! It was a blast! Really easy to navigate once we got our tickets and map and figured out when and where to switch trains. I wore Regis in the ergo and it was a huge help getting off and on trains fast. He loved it and thought it was so cool we were ridding "chungington"
We absolutely loved riding the subway. I told David we would have missed out on so much had we stayed close to the hotel and not ventured out. We saw people doing their tai chi on our walk thru the town, kids in their school uniforms heading to school, people heading to work. It's amazing how big and nice the subways are here. Everyone was curious but very busy getting where they needed to be. We got some stares for sure. Especially once people realized we have a child of Asian decent with us. One lady was staring so hard at Regis with a weird look. I finally turned Regis around and had him wave and smile at her. She lite up and her and her friend wanted pics of Regis. I think sometimes we just mistake peoples reactions. They are just curious. I often thought today as I saw several women throughout the day staring so intensely at me and Regis-what if this was a woman who had placed her child at the orphanage steps years ago. Maybe she had always wondered what had happened to her child and had heard stories of Americans coming and adopting their children. Maybe she didn't know what that looked like ya know? A child of another race with a family. I found myself just smiling and waving and hoping that whatever wondering she had she just saw a momma loving her sweet gift of a boy.
David also got to share our story with another American couple we met in the train. It's so funny- if we see other Americans we get so excited!
See- we would have missed out on soooo much had we not taken the subway!
Disney land is on Lantau island. It's another island that makes up Hong Kong. I wish I would have had the camera out and taken pics of all the beautiful mountains and tropical scenery. So beautiful!
Once we got to the last train - it was a Disney themed train! So cool!
We absolutely loved Disney land! It was the perfect place for Regis to have his first Disney experience. It's a smaller park then Disney world so perfect for little guys. From the minute we entered the gates Regis sang and clapped and was soooo happy. Was just priceless watching him experience all this through his eyes.
His fav ride was the buzz light year ride where he got to shoot bad guys. He also loved the " it's a small world ride" was so cute. He sang "it's a small world" song the rest of the day over and over! Was sooo precious. Nicole said at one point- look at him! He has so much joy! He did, what a perfect day.
oh and there are people using "selfie sticks" everywhere! i will attach a photo of a family using one at the bottom of this post. its hilarious- its this long metal device that folds out that you can attach your phone to and hold out far enough to take selfies of you and your friends. we have giggled so much watching people use them. they are all over the place. now that i think about it- there have been a few times I wish i had a "selfie stick' ( we call them that, I have no idea what they are called)
Well my whole family is napping ( it's 5 and we haven't eaten dinner oops) we have the craziest schedule right now. We just go till we crash. Don't know how smart that is but we are sooo loving our time here!!!! ( ok resuming the blogging, feel asleep after writing this and we all just woke up 2:30 am HK time-oops)
Tomorrow we leave on a 11:35 am flight to wuhan!!!!!!! This is the provincial city of hubei where we will stay the next week and on Monday ( Sunday night your time) we get our Brighton Mae!!! Only
two more sleeps!!!! Yahoo!!!!!!!!!