Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


We arrived in Hangzhou this morning via the Z9 train from Beijing. We all enjoyed the train and it was very comfortable and clean. We are a little tired today and are dealing with a hotel accomodation problem so that has messed up what would have been a really beautiful day here on the West Lake in Hangzhou. In China there is a saying "after death there is heaven, here on earth we have Hangzhou". The little bit we saw on our walk does seem to be a beautiful city built all around West Lake. The weather was beautiful & sunny and there were lots of people enjoying the day. The kids had cotton candy for about 75 cents, which tasted about the same as we've had before however looks more like a large cotton ball. There were a lot of adorable little kids out (we got to see our share of little ones wearing split pants) and I guess since this is a city of 6 million and we are in the middle of the tourist section we did not attract very much attention.

We will meet Tia at 9:30 am tomorrow at the Government Building. We are all so excited, I will post how that goes sometime tomorrow.

Cheers from Hangzhou, land of beautiful West Lake (& giant ball of cotton candy).


Angel said...

Oh my goodness. I don't know the exact time difference but I think you should be meeting your Tia any time now!!! I can't wait to see her with you!! You have to tell me where you stayed and if you liked it kay? I have been wondering where we should stay. I am glad to hear how nice it seems. Hugs, Angel

Anonymous said...

Hello from Spain,
We were in Hangzhou 3 years ago to meet our daughter... it was the happiest day of our life, wishing you the same hapiness with Tia.
Kind regards,

Anonymous said...

Sending a big hug for everyone on one of the most exciting days of your lives and the biggest day for Tia. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Love, Ashlyn

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I just found the link to your blog - and wow you're getting your daughter TODAY! (Maybe even now!) How wonderful for all of you. Can't wait to see pictures! Miss you!

Love, Sandy

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