Friday, October 30, 2009

Our Own Version of "Amazing Race"

Not sure if it's jet lag speaking or our sense of silliness but we're off! Armed with a few instructions written on a napkin from the breakfast buffet, a "help" card for the hotel to give to a taxi driver to get us back here, a few yuan in our pockets and a sense of adventure, the 4 of us and another couple are heading out to face the city on our own!! We're going to walk to the bank to change a bit of money into yuan and then taking a taxi to the subway and boarding it to places unknown. Destination goal: The Silk Market! We've heard that our adventure includes crossing at least one street so that in itself should prove interesting!

Will share more of our adventure when we get back! We're off!!!


  1. I can just imagimne the giddyness, and the laughing. I am so glad you and your family are having a good time. Counting down the hours with you here in Texas!

    Love and blessings , Kristy

  2. Oh . . . only you Catherine. Have fun exploring. Can't wait to hear all about it. Have fun at the silk market . . . don't spend all your money as tempting as it may be.

    Love ya.


  3. Retail therapy is always good when you need to make the time pass just a little faster. Have a wonderful time.

    Don't forget if you buy shoes and I know you will make sure if you really like them to buy a few pairs in different sizes. Man I wish I did.

    Happy Shopping.

    Craig, Lisa, Kaileigh and Sienna

  4. can't wait to see you with Hannah! it's so fun to see your parents and friend with you. I am so glad you have all that support.

  5. can't wait to see you with Hannah! it's so fun to see your parents and friend with you. I am so glad you have all that support.

  6. I agree, if you see anything you like, it is your only chance to get it. We regretted not shopping more as we felt limited with luggage for our return trip (we did go nuts buying pearls...). Have a blast!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for One Year

  7. Have fun!!! The adventure of a lifetime!!!

  8. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. I am typing this with tears in my eyes - I am SO excited for you!!!!
    Enjoy your adventure and I can't wait for the full report of the shopping expedition.
    Counting down the hours to Hannah right along with you!

  9. My thoughts were exactly the same as "The Carmody's"....only you Cathy...only you :)

    Hope you had fun!
    PS. What'd you buy me??? :)

  10. I am so excited for you my friend!
    Cannot wait to see the pictures of you and your daughter together at last :) (Sharon in NC)

  11. Good luck exploring! I am sure that you will do just fine!

    Have fun!!

  12. How Fun! We had the best time adventuring out on our own. The subway is soo clean, and once you figure out the stops, its so easy and quick to use.

  13. Enjoy this time and soak up everything you can. Take tons of photos and remember the people, the culture, the sights and smells. China is amazing and the people are so kind.

    Let us know how the day's adventure panned out! I can't wait for the "gotcha" post!


  14. the silk market was really fascinating to me, i loved learning about how it was made- and amazing how something that looks and feels so delicate can be that strong.

  15. Catherine, have you noticed that your little Hannah has the same outfit on as Alyzabeth An. Adorable on both. Pretty soon you'll be snuggling with YOUR BABY DAUGHTER! Precious. God Speed.

  16. Love that you are taking on the city and life like you always do....with a smile and a sense of adventure and openess.

    Keep smilin!

  17. Ohh I am just so excited for you! You'll love the silk market :) Can't wait for MONDAY and to see precious Hannah in your arms at last!


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