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Dec 21, 2009

Ping Shan Heritage Trail

The oldest Pagoda in Hong Kong

It is always amazing to see how the trees grow around buildings and structures.

This was called the "Old Well" Nathan asked the kids if they wanted to jump in and he bent down to pick up the grate covering it and was surprised to find he could actually lift it up.

We were taking photos in these rounded doorways we thought it was amusing to have a photo of Jane in front of the toilet sign

This sign says Glory Christian Church refreshing to see a church after visiting the temples.

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Lung yeuk tau Heritage Trail

There are various heritage trails all over Hong Kong where you can walk through old villages see temples, some churches and older buildings. Nathan and Elliot went on one the other day. It had walled villages and lots of parks along the way.

Happy New Year- don't know how long this has been up I guess it is always appropiate.

AJi Ichiban is a popular snack/candy store where you can pick and choose bags of yummy treats. They are almost as common as 7-11's.

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Dec 9, 2009

Family Visits

Shane and Shanda ( Nathan's younger sister and brother) came to visit us for two weeks. It was so great to have family here. I was feeling a little spoiled having the Annis visit followed right after by a Sweeney visit. It would be nice if we could have people come more often make us miss home less. We kept Shane and Shanda very busy doing all the tourist stuff and then some. The kids had people to carry them around, play games with them and some extra hugs aside from mom and dad.
Shane had a cantonese lesson from a very friendly taxi driver. That amused us all especially the kids- they have never heard a driver be so chatty and interactive. I was able to experience three new events, one that was on my list of things to do before we leave Hong Kong. The Peak at night, Dim sum and the other thing was to catch the laser light show while hearing the music play. That one wasn't on my list but hey it was something I had never done before.
Nathan took them hiking and they did the extremely difficult Pat Sin Leng hike. They got really burnt but I think they appreciated the views.

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