Julian and David finished up their time in Xiamen and then spent an exciting weekend in Hong Kong together. With any luck, they are on the airplane back to Portland right now. Tomorrow is the day they finally come home and we get to hear all the details in person! Until I can get David and Julian to give me a slide show and talk me through their photos, I’ll post the last of their pictures and hope I can correctly infer what’s going on in them.
Last days in Xiamen. They spent a lot of time with Stephen and Amy who seem to have been endlessly patient and gracious.
David’s photo stream is filled with mouthwatering shots of Chinese dishes and street food. I hope David was taking full advantage of the culinary experience because I’m pretty sure Julian was not. I got a lot of reports that he only ate rice and tofu.
Best ever newlywed tourguides:
As luck would have it, beloved Aunt Amy and Uncle Stephen happened to be in Hong Kong the SAME weekend that David and Julian were! YES! And they took them out to dinner and ordered 5 different kinds of special Hong Kong desserts for Julian to try. You can bet I heard all about that evening!
I know Julian and David must be feeling a bit wistful that this great adventure is coming to a close. And I’m sure it was really sad to say goodbye to Stephen and Amy once and for all. But Nutmeg is going to be THRILLED to get her big brother and her dad back tomorrow. Every single morning since they left her first words to me on waking up have been “Daddy?? Juju??” and then there’s a small sad pause after I tell her “They’re STILL in China!” The consolation has been that we’ve had one of the most beautiful Octobers on record. Here she is today, making the most of another fabulous fall day.