Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Mom and Dad arrived safely last night, after over 14 hours in a plane from Chicago (with, I'm told, great views of Siberia along the way!) They're recovering quickly from jet lag and have already been on a school and neighborhood tour. This afternoon, we took the bus into the city to see the Jing'an Temple (a Buddhist Temple dating back to 247 A.D. - though it's been through several renovations since then.) It's situated right in the middle of skyscrapers and shopping malls, making for interesting juxtapositions. On the schedule tomorrow... Old Town Shanghai and a New Year's Eve dinner!


  1. How exciting to see smiling Mom and Dad pop up on the blog! I'm feeling jealous - wish we could be there, too.

  2. It is fun to see and hear about your trip. I couldn't remember which exact day you were leaving, so I'm just checking it out on the 4th. Patt