Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sept. 12 In Shanghai

Greetings from the travellers in Shanghai!!

Well - I slept ALMOST all night - only woke up for one hour at 2:30 and hopped on the internet and then went back to bed - not too bad, I didn't think! But I was glad I did sleep because we have had a busy day sightseeing and it's only 2 pm here!!

Here is our hotel - the dark one in the middle - Park Hotel. It's an older hotel but is beautiful and has a lot of character. AND it's in the heart of downtown - we just love to go out walking down here.

We started our day with the Shanghai Museum - what a gorgeous (and very large) museum - 4 floors of the history of Shanghai and artifacts of it's past - right up Joe's alley - he loved it!
Then we headed to Yuyuan Garden and a Jade factory. The gardens were beautiful - very fun for me as I went to the Chinese Gardens in Portland and I can see where Portland modeled theirs after this same garden. And the Jade factory was so interesting as well - lots to see there as you could watch the people carving the jade. We are so impressed with Shanghai - we are enjoying it a lot. One more day of sightseeing here and then on to Nanjing.

So, what are we eating you might ask?? Becky did branch out and have eggs and pastries for breakfast - while Joe was eating anything on the buffet - anything didn't move, that is! For lunch, well, Joe caved and agreed to Subway - here is the proof. Now that might mean Becky has to give in and eat "local" for supper!!


Kim K. said...

I LOVE seeing you in China!! Enjoy every moment. ((hugs))

Lady L said...

I can't even describe the emotions I had when I saw your pictures! It has been such a long road and God is blessing you with an awesome time. I'll have the kleenex box ready for when we see pictures with you and Jada!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

You are getting closer!!!

Carrie said...

Yummy subway

Carey said...

Shanghai looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

very cool all the biuldings look really tall!!

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JulieM said...

So excited to be following you on your journey! Can't wait to see you with precious Jada!

Andy, Charity, Noah, Heath and Elijah said...

So glad you made it safe & sound. Looking forward to seeing sweet Jada in the next set of pics. ;0) Praying for you guys in China & the rest of the clan back at home.

Ulpan said...

China looks incredible! What a wonderful experience you are having. Enjoy the sights and sounds and tastes of that incredible land ... then land safely back on our shores with your little girl. God speed.

Nikki said...

Gosh, it is so great to "see" you guys in China! How fun that you get to check out a whole different area - it sounds great!

Love you guys and we're thinkin' about you constantly. Can't wait to see you with Jada!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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