Final Night in China, Comin' Home Soon
Trip Start Mar 18, 2012
31Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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We visited the Shanghai Needle which soars into the air and is the highest point in Shanghai at the moment. It comes complete with a glass floor, that you can walk on. Your children had great fun pointing out what seemed to be cracks in the glass, and then jumping up and down--just to see Mrs. Kemp turn green.
We followed our trip to outer space with a visit to the Shanghai Historical Museum which was a walk through time. As you followed the trail through Shanghai from the late 1800's until the present, you were greeted by amazing scenes of life in Shanghai which were created with mannequins so real, you actually thought they were
After a brief, and I have to say unsatisfying lunch, we visited the Yuan (hope I am spelling that right) Garden, which is a walled garden over 400 years old. It is beautiful, as you can imagine, and is surrounded by a wall that circles around, and in the middle ends in a great dragon head with long whiskers.So, it seems that a long giant dragon is laying around the entire wall that encircles the courtyards. There are waterfalls, hundreds of Koi (Coach and Sheldon were beside themselves!), and some very unique furniture in some of the interior rooms.
Then, we went shopping
and finally collapsed on the bus to go on a River Cruise of the city and on to dinner at a Brazillion Steakhouse, everyone but Emily was thrilled, and the boys ate so much meat I thought they would burst
Tomorrow, we head to the square early with Coach to watch the older people exercise with all sorts of Kung Fu type props, and we plan to score a McDonald's Breakfast, and if we are lucky, a Starbucks before we load the bus, hit the Aquarium, and get on a plane to come home to all of you who we have missed so much.
This will be my last blog from China, the next stories and tales of plunder you hear will be face to face late at night at Tulsa International. (Don't forget to bring scissors, someone!) Love and Kisses to my girls and hubby. We will see you soon!