Journey to Caitlin

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Beijing Day 5

Hi all,

Today the group went to Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City - we opted out, as it is a 2 km walk, with no shade, and a lot of steps. We thought that it was best to make sure that we had enough rest for the long trip tomorrow - it is going to be difficult enough without being exhausted on top of it all! We had a leisurely breakfast, and then headed over to the market across the street. I have discovered a love of jasmine tea, so I bought some to bring home. It is loose tea, so I will have to buy something to steep it in, or strain it through. Dad has become the watch guy - he does not have enough arms to put all of the watches that he has bought on! He has purchased a couple that are really good knock offs - they are automatic "Rolexes", and look very authentic. Mom, can you believe that Dad can actually wear these watches? He has had one on for about 5 days, and it is still ticking!!!!!!

We might head to the pool this aft - we are just going to play it by ear. I may post later today, but if not, we will see you all at home!!!!

Lots of love from China,

Dad, Marie, and Caitlin


  • At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi from the home farm-
    Just reread all of your adventures with smiles & tears. It was as if I was with you & experiencing all that you were doing each day.
    Now that I have met Caitlin & held her in my arms, a love that I knew was waiting burst into bloom. She is a beautiful child with lots of love in her, thanks to your wonderful caring attitude & strength.
    I cannot tell you often enough how very proud I am to be you Mom. You had the strength to leave a love to get another love & bring her home to so many people ready & waiting to make her part of our families.
    Your courage will carry you through the next week, and beyond.
    With pride, humility & lasting love.Mom


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