Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One Year Ago Today Across The Ocean Far, Far Away...

We decided to start a new family tradition- every year we will re-live our incredible journey to bring home Sasha Jade by watching ourselves on the computer from this side of the ocean... one year later and one year wiser... Your comments are always welcome:

Aberdeen Fishing Village And Ocean Park

One thing we love about our hotel in Hong Kong, the rug in the elevator keeps changing... it's magic! And it keeps us informed...

This is our hotel room, it has two single beds that we pushed together and a roll-away. Very comfortable. A bit messy now.

Today was a wonderful day! It was hot but also breezy and very nice. We went to Aberdeen Fishing Village and took a ride on a wooden boat. It was amazing to see this historic fishing village in contrast to the modern high rise buildings surrounding it. Unfortunately there is a developer trying to get permission from the government to build up the area, and this would be the end of the fishing village and the way of life for the fishermen. The people here live on their boats and fish for grouper and lobster. This tradition has gone on for over 250 years. Hong Kong is 85 percent mountains and 15 percent habitable. The shortage of space often causes a conflict between development and preservation.

the famous floating "Jumbo"

not so sure yet about the ride on this wooden boat
but the driver looks very serious

big nets used to catch lobster

my favorite boat

We left Aberdeen and had a really fun day together at Ocean Park!

red pandas

Ava could ride the bumper boats but Jakey was too tall!

un-lucky ducks
(sorry Jen, I know these are your favorite, but I've been a vegetarian for 29 years)
Ava Rose in bamboo
(notice the strap around his neck Uncle Lou)
beautiful view at Ocean Park

On the way back we stopped at a candy store for some gifts.

cute little jelly animals- love all the details

Back at the hotel, we are exhausted but determined not to have a night like last we will stay awake until 9:00 pm. 

getting excited that we are closer to 
Forever Family Day
my kids are eating Asian cuisine
(I know some of you were very worried...)
Bye for now...
Thanks for all the comments! 
We enjoy knowing you are checking in on us!

5:00 PM Update: 
So much for staying up until 9:00 PM...

But this time they can only have a two hour nap...otherwise we will never set our clocks to China time!

1 comment:

  1. I loved this journey last year...and the second time is just as sweet! especially since we should travel ourselves in a few weeks:)


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