Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Grandma Kam comes to China!

My mom came all the way from the USA to visit us in China for spring break!

We spent the week exploring Tianjin and Beijing and she was really a good sport about all of it. She tried driving a scooter, she ate jianbing, and she climbed the Great Wall.

She arrived just before Easter, which means she got to participate in our annual Farley tradition of playing egg roulette.
this year, we also painted eggs


The day after Easter, we headed to Beijing. We went out and got the best Peking Duck in Beijing (by deductive reasoning, I think we can say that it's the best in the world). Tuesday, which was the day we had scheduled to visit the Great Wall, a predicted cold front had moved in. We did not anticipate just how cold it was going to be-it was so cold we bought overpriced hats at a tourist shop. Totally worth it, wish we'd bought more.

 Right after this picture, it started snowing. We finished our time in Beijing by shopping at the Pearl Market and swimming in the hotel pool.

For the rest of the week, we hung out around Tianjin, did more shopping, eating, playing games and the kids got some quality time with grandma.

Jim was blinking, so I drew these sunglasses on him
We all had a great time and were so sad to see her go but, we'll see her again in just a couple months.

1 comment:

  1. It was a great time! The hat purchase was the best as it was so cold. The scooter was good too and fun to drive by myself. It was so good to spend time with everyone and see where they lived and worked. Great trip!