Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thursday AM Outing

We had this morning free, so we took a walk to the square near our
hotel where everyone seems to gather. It was perfect kite weather,
so . . . . . we bought a kite and string for 13 yuan - just under
$2. We picked up KFC for lunch and had some kind of a burrito wrap
with spicy chicken, hoisin sauce and assorted vegies - delicious!
The cole slaw was good too, but nothing like ours at home - it has a
lot of corn in it The drinks that came with the meal was some kind
of mango juice - yummy! 50 yuan for two meals and the popcorn
chicken - $7. Zabi enjoyed her popcorn chicken like a pro! She
loves imitating what we say now - she has no idea what she is saying,
but she is trying!

I think that I need to learn Chinese bedtime training rituals!
Around 7:30, Zabi wants me to lay a thick quilt on the floor at the
foot of my bed, she brings me her jammies to put on her, she crawls
up on the quilt, I cover her and she goes to sleep! We don't hear
anything from her until we wake her up around 7:30 in the morning!
What have I done wrong all these years!!???!!!!! Eat? Oy! 2 hard
boiled eggs (that she cracked and peeled herself), a bowl of rice,
about a pound of watermelon, 2 yogurt drinks and a little bacon this
morning.

IBoy had a blast bargaining with some vendors today. He purchased a
remote control boat and a sword. The asking price for the sword was
80 yuan. After a bit of haggling, he walked away with his sword, 40
yuan lighter! Less than $7!

2 comments:

Jean said...

I am ,living through you! Thanks for sharing your journey!

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I know what you mean- am not about to make Sarah's bed when she does it PERFECTLY and the five children that I raised have no clue how to do it! They are doing a few things right in Ch*na- that's for sure!

Blessings on your journey!
Jean

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, you guys are having too much fun! I wish I was there with you!! Wouldn't we have an absolutely blast?

And yeah, you need to soak up all the night time ritual secrets while you are there...then tell the rest of us!!! Actually, you could SELL the secret to us. I'm willing to pay top dollar! :)