We had our first school break last week which was wonderful ... as much as we are enjoying our kids, it was great to send them away for seven days and it gave us the chance to really explore our city without timeframes for when we had to be finished by. Our first outing was to Century Park in Pudong which is the biggest park in Shanghai and takes 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get to using public transportation. We'd tried earlier to get here, but ran out of time. So, we really enjoyed getting to explore the park (with thousands of other Chinese tourists).
Proof that there is nature in Shanghai!
And...we are never far from a KFC!
I don't think this little girl realizes that she's supposed to be having fun?
We saw many, many kites throughout the day ... this was one of my favorites as we left.
Happy 60th Birthday to Communist China
These guys had the most awesome kabob stands I've seen yet - with the cooking trough attached to their bicycles!
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How we got here ... with a couple babies!
We first met on July 7, 2006. We'd both quit our jobs and gotten rid of nearly all our possessions. We had joined the Peace Corps and were heading to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. We thought we were prepared for whatever lay ahead ... neither of us had a clue.
Just over 10 months after we first met, we were MARRIED! Since then our adventures have included:
- a year in New York City, living in a Harlem brownstone apartment - going off-the-grid & into a tent-cabin on tiny Angaur island in Palau - living with a bunch of teenagers in Shanghai, China while working as dormitory parents
- off-the-grid again & into a barn on 400 forested acres in Vermont
- at the base of volcanos in beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala
And now ... on the hunt for a new career, we find ourselves in IDAHO!
We love to experience this great big world and hope you will join us for the journey!