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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tiananman Square and The Forbidden City













Today was truly an amazing day. I love history. I am constantly glued to the history channel. For me to stand in Tiananman Square and the Forbidden City was the experience of a lifetime.

It is very hot here right now, so the struggle on this day trip was to keep the little ones hydrated. One woman had a heat stroke while I was standing nearby. The temperatures are in teh 90's. The pace is quick with our group and I was pushing 100 pounds in a stroller. Tons of stairs! But it was fabulous.

People here are very attracted to Elijah and Sophia. They are constantly photographing them and asking to have their pictures taken with them. We get lots of pointing. Some people smile and some people look disapproving. Chinese women are all about Eli, they want to talk to him and hug him. The waitresses bring him goodies and one of the waitresses here at the hotel calls him Superman. It is totally going to his head. With Sophia, people want to touch her. They try to talk to me about her, but I do not speak Chinese and cannot understand exactly what they are saying. I know they are wondering about adoption and how she came to be with us. Many say beautiful.

7 comments:

k1 said...

Glad to see some new posts! Know you are having a memorable time, hope you are having fun.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos..
Keep shooting .. lifetime experiance..
Love ya..

Nancy said...

I am so jealous that we did not get to go to Beijing. Even if we waited we would not be allowed even now, however.
It looks great.
Guess I will have to schedule a return visit.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, how I miss China!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Isn't China amazing?! The preservation of their ancient culture is so intriging. Soak it all in and journal as much as you are able. You will not believe how much of the little details you will forget, while so much of your incredible trip is so unforgettable. Sometimes it took all I had to journal at the end of every day, but I'm so thankful to have it now.

Happy trails!!!

Love,
Robin

Calico Sky said...

Amazing isn't it? Just think what it will be like to bring Sophia back when she is older. Such an amazing thing to add a culture into a family, priceless really.

Kris said...

well... she is that :O) and you have to admit, Eli is a little superman!