Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Palace


The Bird's Nest!  Site for many of the upcoming Olympic events. (Don't forget you can click on each of the photos for an enlarged view.)  Scott was impressed with how well his new camera worked at 55mph. 

Jean and the boys nearing the end of the tour.




We are in the gardens with one of the elephants covered in flowers.  The elephant symbolizes happiness in the Chinese culture.  We stopped to take this picture while walking the Long Corridor~2,277 feet long.  Every beam is painted with original artwork~8,000 miniature works of art in all.



Scott and the boys just inside the entrance to the Summer Palace.  The buildings were beautifully painted.
The photos are out of order but the internet is slow and we haven't purchased a power adapter so our battery is slowly draining.  Today was a great day thanks to our guide, Vicki.  Tomorrow we will tour the Temple of Heaven; take the Hutong tour, and watch the Acrobat Show.  

Just to clear Drew's name; he didn't get sick on the plane, just Nate.  

3 comments:

Manette said...

Jean... I received your message about the Yahoo! military adoption group. I cannot find your email address (so sorry) to reply. Please feel free to email me upon your return at manettestanley7@hotmail.com. I hope you are all having loads of fun on your journey. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your family and I know you will enjoy every minute. Can't wait to see you holding your little one!!! Hugs, Manette & Family

Shannon Seibert said...

Jean,
We thought we needed an adapter for our computer too but the hotel had one in the room already at the desk area. We just didn't notice at first. If its not already in the room (usually already screwed into the wall) just call the front desk and housekeeping can bring you one. I love reading your posts! Can't wait for the Hohhot part!!! And Lilymei!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on arriving in China. Just found your blog from CHI - I completed a Russian adoption of a 23 month old with them fall 07. Just wanted to say hi and congratulations. I've been to Guam a number of times (was there this past Christmas for a wedding - I have family there.

I'll be back to look for pictures all the family together with your new little one.

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