Friday, July 07, 2006

We’re now back in Beijing and I’m so glad for the change of scenery. Yesterday morning we picked up Jenna’s passport and her picture is just too cute! Then we just hung around the hotel yesterday and did a whole lotta nothing! Last night was a gong show! We got to airport okay but once there, we found out our flight was delayed for an hour….JOY. Jenna actually did really well. We sat at a restaurant and Gary fed her rice with chopsticks, I think she liked it! Although I had my first experience of a child throwing up in my hands as Gary thought it was a good idea to feed a 1 year old a huge chunk of rice that barely fit into her little mouth so she gagged and threw up. Silly Daddy! It was a really late night as we didn’t get into the hotel room until around 11:00pm. And on top of all that, I’ve managed to catch a cold so yesterday was not a good day.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the other day, a group of us ventured out to the local Walmart Supercenter (it’s too bad cameras were not aloud). It was so hot, crowded and loud that we didn’t end up staying very long. Same look and feel as our Walmart but their food department was a little more extensive and included things like fish and chicken and other Chinese delicacies (we didn’t stay long enough to have a look). The cab ride their and back was actually more interesting than the actual shopping. We saw a guy on a moped get hit by a car! Not hard, as they don’t really drive fast here, but hard enough to knock him over. On the way there, Jenna was asleep in my arms and I had to close my eyes because driving here is just absolutely crazy. The painted lines on the street, we found, are really just ornamental. Although, you have to give people here who drive credit, because aside from the guy on the moped, you don’t really see a lot of accidents. It’s like chaotic harmony.

Today we have more paperwork to complete to get ready for our Embassy appointment. Then there are a few tours booked this week like to climbing of the Great Wall, visit the Jade factory, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

(Sorry, there are no pictures from yesterday.....I'll take lots today to make up for it!)

1 comment:

Val and Ron said...

Congratulations Gigi and Gary!! Jenna is just adorable! We just got our computer repaired since being home so I wasn't able to see your blog until now. I'm glad you are having a good time and so thrilled that you have your beautiful baby in your arms. Enjoy the rest of your time there - it's exausting, but so worth all the memories you are making now. Safe travels.
Val, Ron and Baby Olivia.