Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekend Update

So, here’s the brief tale (with pictures) of our weekend. Last Tuesday, we had visited Kam Cheung to see an ancient walled village (apparently dating back to the 12th century). It wasn’t much to look at though, as the current village has sprung up in and around it, but we did manage to find an awesome brass factory (to which I will be returning later – they ship to the U.S.!) and a small flea market. The boys were desperate to return to said flea market (as we had no cash on Tuesday), but unfortunately, even though we had cash on Saturday, we were too early – everything was closed. Much bitching and moaning ensued. However, we did manage to catch the home opener (their first in Hong Kong Division 1) of the local Tuen Mun Football Club. The football/soccer was about on par with a good NCAA Division 1 game, but packed stands created a fun atmosphere.

On Sunday, we took the boys to the Science Museum. Once again, they bitched and moaned about leaving the house and then had a fantastic time. And I thoroughly enjoyed that it cost the 4 of us less than $10US TOTAL to go to the museum.

To top the weekend off, Doug and I enjoyed our first evening out without kids on Sunday night. Po Chung, the founder of DHL and the sponsor of the General Education Fulbright program, invited all of the GenEd Fulbrighters and their spouses on his private yacht. He took us over to Lamma Island (definitely a place to return – great seafood, no cars and supposedly great beaches) for a casual dinner. We sailed out of Aberdeen Harbor, and let me tell you – there is definitely some money there. I could not believe the size of the yachts in this harbor – and the great quantity of these humungous boats going in and out on a Sunday night. There were a few issues with the boys and the babysitter, but thanks to some Pizza Hut and a movie, they all survived to live another day. Doug and I are already eagerly planning future nights out – I think we’ll be keeping Pizza Hut in business over the next few months.


  1. Glad you were able to have a night out. Probably good for the boys as well.

  2. Judging by the wide smiles on your faces - you definitely needed a night out. Sounds like a great time. Im sure the boys didnt mind a night without parents also?? Love to all - Mom and Dad

  3. Glad to hear you got some time out without the kids and the kids without you! Keep Pizza Hut busy and enjoy yourselves.


    aunt cheryl

  4. You all look great. Glad to see your smile. Weather looks beautiful. Cooling off a little? Loved the pictures of the boys from every angle! Have fun in Macau this weekend. Dad and Judy