I’m gonna need a vacation!

Haha 😀

You may laugh and say my life is one big vacation! And yes, it’s kinda true! BUT, we have been going going going since James and Jon arrived and I am getting a little bit pooped!

They are here for two weeks and we have been trying to fit in as much as possible…we don’t waste time! But keeping up to young fellas has these old fellas feeling our age!

We are back in Shenyang. Four days left here before we go to Beijing to spend their remaining days in the capital. Today is laundry catch up ( I am not used to doing laundry for four anymore) and then we’ll go out and about Shenyang a bit. It’s a warm one again. 30 degrees when I got up at 7 am.

We started off at San Hao street. James was looking for a couple things and Jon found a couple things. You can buy almost anything in China! Like a rubberized table top key pad piano.

IMG_1137 IMG_1140 IMG_1144 IMG_1145We got a late start and the boys were hungry so it was KFC ( Kentucky Fried Cat as Jon says) just across the street and then over to the tool market. This is one of David’s favourite markets and the boys were amazed BUT what was even more amazing was when we stepped from the rough and dirty tool market through a door way to a beautiful clean mall area that had instruments, many stores of instruments. And the reason we took them there…so Jon could drool over the beautiful pianos. He plays beautifully ( self taught) and everyone enjoyed the performances as he tried out a few. Hey Jon, for $9000 dollars you could have a beautiful white..or red baby grand!

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By this time it was second lunch and dessert and coffee time, So we had a roast beef bun sandwich at a little hole in the wall restaurant, green tea ice-cream and a Starbucks!

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Now, time to shop! We took the boys to see our watch guy and James found some  shoes. When we left Taiyuan Jie they had new watches.

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James is an excellent photographer, and one of the places he wanted to go was the coin building voted one of the World’s Ugliest Buildings. We all think it’s so cool!!

We finished our day at the Mao themed restaurant. Such a cool place. Mao Zedong is considered to be the father of Communist China. The man who rose from peasantry to become the pre-eminent revolutionary theorist, political leader and statesman of Communist China. Mao’s influence endured more than 40 years until his death in 1976 at age 83.

IMG_1191 IMG_1192 IMG_1194 DSC03145 DSC03147It’s so much fun having the boys here. I am blogging, David’s vegging, and they are out for their nightly bike ride in the park and it’s soon bed time. Another busy day tomorrow!




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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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