Monday, August 18, 2014
There were little houses and big trees to explore....
And big suspension bridges to run across....
And what's a garden without a water feature!
I was so impressed with Brock today! He had a few moments where he asked to be carried (he knew that a hill was coming??), but for the most part he did it all by himself. He climbed rock stairs without any banister and the few times he fell, he got right back up again (except for when he fell on wet moss - he didn't like that). Exploring trails and going on nature hikes was my favorite thing to do with my Dad growing up and I hope Brock gets that same passion that I did!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The tour started at the Forbidden City, touring the huge square in front of the Palace. Brent explained that it was even larger than the pictures do it justice - Tiananmen Square is the fourth largest in the world.
Between stops they stopped at a local eatery the guide suggested. This was a common theme - Brent said all the meals he had there were amazing.
|Guide and co-worker across the Wall|
|Sesame Chicken - the real stuff.|
|View across the river at Shanghai's cityscape|
Final comments by Brent: I left on Thursday at 4pm Beijing time and arrived in Seattle on Thursday at 12:30pm PT, 5530 miles later. It was the first time I have ever been able to complete a true act of time travel. Next stop could be Tokyo.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
|Brock & Zoe playing on a hippo at the Woodland Park Zoo|
Zoe is about 4 months older than Brock and has 4 months more experience climbing on things, talking, and giving big bear hugs that end up with Brock on the ground. I think it's working out perfectly fine since Brock is a little bigger for his age and can handle it.... or knows how to run away. Zoe is such a sweetheart - she doesn't smile for just anyone, so when she does it to you, you know she means it.
|Exploring a wolves' den|
When Brent returns from China, we will happily reciprocate a dinner playdate at our home!