Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Clark barbecuing with our neighbor Craig and his friend Carrie!
Sheri and her CUTE daughter Amelia!
The gang hanging around eating and talking.
Our neighbors Melinda, Vinny, and Antonio...isn't he the cutest!
Um...I think Clark wants a kid? Doesn't it look natural?
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here is my Aunt Annalee and cousin Zachary.
Of course I had to enjoy the yummy dippin' dots after we left the park!
On Sunday, after church, Clark and I headed down to Bradenton, FL (about 35 mins away) to visit my grandparents (dad's parents) who are snowbirds from Ohio! They stay in Florida from January-May every year so we were happy we got home from Singapore just in time to travel down and see them!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Don't mind my jabbering in the video, I realized the torch was not lit at the picture below...duh Jenna!
We didn't see too many tourists here but I guess its because it isn't the high season yet.
Here is Clark and me with some models who were shooting some pics for a magazine. I guess Americans or Caucasian men (Clark) are popular among Asians.
We had such a great time in Beijing and highly recommend a trip here. This was our last major trip before we headed back to the States and I must say we had a pretty good life while living overseas. We hope we will be able to make it back over to Asia in a few years to visit the other countries we didn't have a chance to see!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Clark practicing his meditation (out tour guide Charlie made him do this!)
Climbing up to see the top of the Summer Palace.
View from the top.
The soldiers would steal everything right before the palace was invaded...including the jade heads!
The famous jade boat.
Our Austrian friends and Charlie!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
One of the main reasons for choosing Beijing as our final Asia destination was to see the great wall. After consulting some friends who just went, we decided to go to the Mutianyu part of the wall because it was less touristy and it had an alpine slide you ride back down to the bottom of the mountain!
Though the weather stated that the temp would be in the 60's, after we arrived at the wall it started to pour down snow. It was quite an experience to see the wall during this weather. Yes, it would have been nice to see the wall in the spring when everything is green but our guide said that he has never seen snow at the wall in his 4 years of going there so we thought that was pretty cool. The picture above was taken by an Austrian couple that we met in Beijing.
Jenna on the Great Wall when we first got up there. The snow had just stopped falling.
The view was great as you can see. We wished we could have seen it in Spring as it would be green everywhere!
Climbing up the steep Great Wall. We were both so sore the next day...looks like maybe we need to workout more!
Alpine Slide Video's- Jenna rode down at a slow pace but I wanted to go FAST!
We really enjoyed climbing the Great Wall as its a part of history and a great wonder of the world! We would def. recommend a trip to the Great Wall if you have the chance.
We went to a silk factory where they make quilts. I hate these tours to where they making shopping stops at certain factories to where the tour company gets a portion of the profits. Needless to say, we did buy a silk comforter for our bed. It was hard because I knew I was paying a premium but we really liked it.
Our last stop was the Ming Tombs where the 13 emporers are buried. Only 1 tomb has been opened, all the others are still untouched.