We definitely made the right decision to go to the safari park. Ella's eyes lit up when we got on the tram, and when the first emu nearly came into our tram, she was so excited, we all were actually. It was unbelievable - so many animals that we got to see close up. The tigers were my favorites, but Andrew liked the elephants and I think Ella did too. It was about a 1.5 HR ride, and then we walked thru the rest of the park and were able to see other animals. They had 12 pandas there at the park, and it was great to actually see them moving around and eating. They had so much personality. Here are a few photos from the park.
A bit about the Himsels
In July 2011, we were drawn to a posting by our adoption agency of a little girl that was soon to "age out" of the orphanage in China, and they were hoping to find her family before her birthday in February, when she would no longer be eligible for adoption. After reviewing the information, giving it alot of thought and prayers, we knew she was to be our daughter. So we started the paperwork chase to bring her home. But God had a bigger plan in mind for the Himsels. Along the way, we decided to pursue adopting a little boy, and that journey actually led us to two little boys, who are 18 months and 14 months old. All three children are located in the Guizhou province. We are excited to be so close to bringing home Ella (Jinglan), William, and Ethan, and we hope you follow along with our journey.