Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sightseeing Wed 3/21

 Sightseeing day today.  We all went to the Bund then it was clear the girls weren't going to make it for much longer so I went back to the room with them where Mimi took a 3 hour nap.  The other part of our group went to the Yu Yuen gardens which were reported to be very beautiful but very crowded.
 No trip to China is complete without some gross food pictures.  This one shows chicken feet and other body parts in various sauces.  There's a very fancy rotating restaurant on the top floor of our hotel.  We went there this afternoon to look out the windows and took a peek at the menu on our way out.  If you're having trouble figuring out what to have for dinner tonight you might try to recreate this dish:  Braised shark fin with seahorses and deer penis and testes.

Whoever told us that Mimi was shy and quiet was soooo wrong!  This little girl laughs and screams all evening long.  She's also a little technology addict.  At one point she was holding both of the devices above while sitting on my lap and looking at pictures on the computer (and trying to push buttons on all three at once).  Her favorite app is the cat that repeats whatever you say.  She was telling it various things in Shanghaiese and Mandarin and we were trying to get her to repeat things in English.  She now knows how to say, "Onetwothreefour" and "Shake your booty"!  She and John are having a race to learn each other's language.  They're now tied as John can say one, two, three, four, and butt in Mandarin.


  1. Sounds like you guys are just having a fabulous time and without doubt Mimi was meant to be an Elfson! We lve reading everyday and are excited for your return!

    The Caro's

  2. I was just wondering if I should go to the beach and grab a shark and some seahorses, or if I should defrost the deer genitals in my freezer! So glad you are having fun!!!