Farewell to China

This should be our last real update from China. Maybe we’ll post a quick hit from the Hong Kong airport on our layover tomorrow, but this will about wrap it up for the mainland.

Today was a quiet day with very little planned, which was a good thing as both Alexei and I still weren’t feeling well and needed the rest before the major travel day tomorrow. Janice did a bit more souvenir shopping and we had a nice early lunch at the good Thai restaurant near the hotel, and for our final real dinner in China we went to the “provincial specialties” restaurant here in the hotel, which has dishes from Beijing, Shanghai, and Sichuan. Alexei wanted nothing to do with the congee we ordered for him, but shared liberally in mom and dad’s tea-smoked duck, crab rice noodles, mushrooms, asparagus, and steamed rice. Our boy knows what he wants.

Tomorrow we have to have our luggage out by 6am and be on the airport bus by 7am to catch our mid-morning flight to Hong Kong. From there we have a few hour layover until we get on the long flight back home. Going to be a very, very, very long day.

Then we get to start settling in at home, remind our poor cats we still exist, fight the Jet Lag monster, repair the ceiling in the downstairs bathroom that got destroyed just before we left, and generally settle into our new family life. Ai-ya.

Not many pictures from our quiet day, so here’s a quick bit of His Cuteness to tide you over until we get home and can upload everything with real Internet bandwidth:

*How* many hours on a plane??!?

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3 Responses to “Farewell to China”

  1. Debra Odell says:

    Alexie has the sweetest little face. I want to say Thank You for sharing something so special with us. Have a safe trip back home.

    Congratulations to you all!

    Debra
    (Texas)

    “We are waiting for our little one. Hopefully in May of 2011. I feel close now!”

  2. Tina says:

    Safe journey home! Thank you for all of the updates and pictures since it’d be so hard to take us all with you any other way. It’s been a fantastic journey on this end and can only imaging the joy & exhaustion on yours. We are so blessed to have you as family and we can’t wait to meet our newest member.

    We love you!
    Tina, Brian, Bran & Killian

  3. LC says:

    Just one more step in the life-long journey of a family! The steps they will be many, and the journey it will be sweet. Safe travels, and happy homecoming!

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