Thursday, June 24, 2010

Random Thoughts From The Road

When traveling it is comforting to children
to know that ketchup is still ketchup, 
and still readily available to them!
Always have some of this with you when
traveling by overnight train in China.
Clowns in Asia may be scary too!
We all come with our own set of baggage...
...sometimes we are lucky enough to 
find porters that help us carry it.
Other times we may need to empty it out 
and look at it to remind us who we are.
Someone very special made us homemade zhongzi for Dragon Boat Festival.
We gave it to someone else who is special,
this is called "paying it forward".
Life is a series of compromises.
You must accept the 
good with the bad,
and the bad with the good.
There will always be a little good in every bad,
there will always be a little bad in every good.
If you read life's menu carefully it will tell you 
exactly what you need to order.
Cruise ships are not the only place 
you can find towels shaped into animals.
There are real Chinese lanterns in China.
Some slogans are better off remaining 
in their country of origin.
Unfortunately, there really is such a thing as 
turtle soup.
Sisters are fun to share stickers with 
and it's not fun to have to share your stickers; 
both of these facts are true at the same time.
Look closely and you will see important signs 
to tell you you are heading down the right road!


  1. And sometimes subtle messages from a new friend in a far away land come at a perfect time! :)
    Thanks for sharing so much!

    Xie Xie!

  2. I read a lot of blogs and this is the BEST posts I have ever seen!!!

    Loving the journey.....

  3. You're so much more entertaining when you travel. When you return, let's discuss what your baggage says about you. (I share some of it!)

  4. Just came across your blog--I am a fellow BAAS family--we adopted our son 1 year ago. This is such an awesome post--one of my favorite I have ever read! I love the "baggage" quote--wonderful!! You have a beautiful family--enjoy your time in China--and celebrate just being together, since when you arrive home, you will have to share--and sometimes it's nice just being family!

    Amy D.


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