Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sept. 12 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!!
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.