Friday, October 1, 2010

Hong Kong!

Our view from our hotel!
At lunch....that would be apple juice, although Rylie isn't sure.

The tram coming up the mountain

Our hotel is the tall building towards the right in the picture below.

Sharon arrived late last night in Kong Kong and came to our hotel. We had a great time catching up, but by about 11:30, we were toast.

This morning, I woke up and immediately knew things were not head felt like someone was taking a hammer to it, and I felt a little queasy. Within an hour, I was having a nice face-to-face meeting with the porcelain throne. I was NOT a happy camper....not only to be sick, but the prospect of missing out on this awesome city killed me! I headed back to bed while Rush, Sharon and Rylie went out to find some breakfast. They found a Starbucks close by and were quite happy!

I was feeling a little better by the time they got back, so decided to take my chances and head out with them. Fortunately, my sickness was short lived, because I felt great the rest of the day.

We headed over to the ferry stop and boarded a boat to cross the Harbor. Rylie loved it! We figured that on this trip, she has experienced her first bus, boat, plane, and train rides! After we got off the boat, we got on a double-decker bus which was open on top and headed through the streets of Hong Kong. This city is so beautiful...not only are the views amazing, but it's clean and feels very safe. We got off at The Peak Tram. The Peak is basically the top of a mountain in Hong Kong which overlooks the whole city. A cable tram takes you up some very steep hills to the top. There are a lot of stores and restaurants at the top and an observation area which gives 360 degree views of the city. It was amazing! We had lunch up top and walked around for a while, just enjoying the beauty of the area. We definitely want to come back here again's probably one of the coolest places we have ever been. I know Jonah and Reagan would LOVE it....not to mention there's a Disneyland. :)

We got back to the hotel about 4pm, and Rylie had done awesome, even though it was a very long day for her. She took a quick nap and now we are heading out to find some dinner.

It's Chinese National Day so there is a big celebration planned tonight. Every night there is a large laser show on the harbor, but tonight there is also a huge fireworks display. We can't wait! I am sure it will be an awesome sight, since it's right on the harbor.

It's been great to hang out with Sharon. Rylie hasn't had any fear of her at all....she's been happy as a clam to have even more attention, so I am hopeful she will be fine once we get home with new people all around.

I cannot tell you all how much we appreciate all of your prayers. Things have been SO much better the past few days. Rylie's behavior is improving dramatically and she is seeming right at home. She is usually pretty happy and is a big goofball. She has a funny little personality....I think both kids will really like her, but we have a feeling her and Jonah are going to be like 2 peas in a pod when it comes to being silly.
For now, we're off to have more fun!


  1. SOOOOO Happy Jen that you are having such a great time in Hong Kong and that Rylie is doing so much better. Loving the picture of Rush holding her with her head in his chest - she looks right at home there :).
    Enjoy your last night in China - big day tomorrow - I'll be praying for your travels home.

  2. Awesome pictures. What an unbelievable sight that city is! The girls can't get enough of Riley and her big beautiful brown eyes. Safe travels tomorrow! Only a short time until you are a family of 5!

  3. Awesome pictures! I wish we had been able to spend a full day in Hong Kong. It is on our list to visit when we go back. :)

    Praying you guys have a safe trip home!

  4. Soooo glad you got to see Sharon a bit. And it's exciting to hear that Rylie warmed right up to her. Hong Kong looks awesome!

    Bring that girl home already! 'nough traveling. :)

    Can't wait to see pics of Rylie with Reagan and Jonah!

  5. That one shot of Rylie is SO a Reagan look! :) I think they've been secretly communicating :D
    I'm so glad things are going better (but what a bummer about being sick!!). We'll keep the prayers comin!!