We left the park then. And I was in such a delightful mood. What a charming and amazing morning.
We decided to take another metro adventure and find the Temple of Six Banyan Trees. Vivi did better on the metro as long as she had some food in her hands. (If you look at the pictures you will see that she has a banana in her hand in all of them.) When we got off of the metro it was raining a little and it was a bit chilly. The temple was a really pretty place and it was also small so it didn't take us very long to explore. There were several monks walking around as well. I love going to these ancient sites that are still used by the people that live there. The main structure is called the Flower Pagoda and it was originally built in 1097. When we came in they gave us some incense and so Stella did burn some so she could get the full Buddhist temple experience. Vivi and Stella were being pretty adorable together and I got some great pictures of them.
We headed home and then went to Papa John's again for an early dinner. We were all pretty tired and grumpy and went right to bed because we had to be up very early the next morning for our US Consulate Appointment. Vivi probably stayed awake in her crib for about two hours before she fell asleep, but she just hung out happily while the rest of us got ready and fell asleep ourselves.
One thing that is notable about Stella at this point is that she somehow became incredibly clumsy. She was getting hurt ALL the time. I think it was because she was so tired each day. Vivi also was quick to get angry. We never really knew what was going to set her off and it started to get very frustrating to me. It was amazing how thin my patience was on this day. I think I felt like we had been gone for so long, like so much had changed, and the home stretch was in sight.
Overall though we saw some beautiful things and it was a good day.