Monday, June 23, 2008

Day 8 - More Shopping & Water Puppet Theater

This morning after breakfast we went to Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and walked around. It was interesting to see and we took a few pictures. We also went to the Trang Tien Plaza to do some shopping and I finally bought a swimsuit. It was more of a mall than the other shopping experiences, and it was air conditioned which was a huge plus today. It was so hot we could barely walk outside for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time. We also bought some toys for Ana is hard to keep her entertained in a hotel room so any distraction helps.

Tonight we went to the Water Puppet Theater with the Templeton's. It was very good and Ana Kate behaved herself throughout the performace, but I was worried for a while. She jumped up and down in my lap and clapped her hands, but it didn't keep her attention the entire time. Thank goodness the family sitting behind us kept her occupied the rest of the time by playing with her. After the show we went to an ice cream shop to eat (I don't remember the name), but the sandwiches and ice cream were great and we just missed being caught in a huge downpour. As soon as it started raining the temperature immediately dropped and it felt great outside.

We plan on hanging out at the hotel and swimming tomorrow....assuming Ana Kate will stay in the pool. If not we'll have to think of something else. We are a bit tired of hotel living after a week of it. Hopefully we'll hear something about our visa appointment soon.

Water Puppet Theater

Ana Kate with her toys.

Ana Kate walking to Mama and laughing.

Ana Kate up close...making faces.

Baby girl crying for Mama.


Anonymous said...

I hope you get to come home soon! I am not sure if it will work out, but I am trying to work it out to come there for a night when we are at my brother's house in Missouri over the 4th. I will keep you posted. Hopefully, you will be home and settled in by then! Love and hugs--Shell