Off to America!


So sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been busy. Not sure what I’ve been busy doing but I have been busy! Anders had a 4-day weekend and we got out and about.

We are off tomorrow for the US and will be there for 2 weeks. We’re going to see Andrew’s last school stage production – break a leg! Then we go to VA to spend time with Kiersten and Steven. I hope to ride her new horse. And back again to NYC to finish our trip by watching Andrew graduate from NYU at Yankee Stadium! That is a milestone for Andrew, Anders, and me. Woohoo!!! I fully expect to return to GZ 5 pounds heavier. That’s OK because it’s already sultry here and when it’s so hot I can’t eat much.

I did want to mention something that struck me in the past week. On Friday Anders and I went out to dinner with 2 people who are in GZ. T is here on a 6-month assignment, I don’t know how she’ll say goodbye after only 6 months, and L who will be moving here with his family this summer. We also met up with some PA friends on Monday who will be moving this summer so it was their first time in GZ. When I asked what their impressions were the first thing they all said was how friendly the local people are! No surprise here but I am glad to know that it’s not just my Pollyanna outlook.

I will try to write at least 2 posts while I’m away. I bought a live chicken at the market last week and that was fun. I also managed to drag Anders out again on one of his days off. Like our Tomb Sweeping Day adventure he didn’t really want to go but did. In the end we both had a fabulous time and I discovered yet another treasure near GZ to take friends and family.

The current temp is only 78°. We had a wild T-storm roll through about 30 minutes ago and the temp dropped from 92° to 72° in about 5 minutes. There was also hail and it’s the second time in 1 1/2 weeks that we’ve had hail. I you like T-storms April and May is the time to come here. It’s the rainy season and the weather can be sunny and in an hour it’ll change to downpours. Ben told us they locals call it “baby face” weather because it changes as fast as a baby’s face. (we got soaked on our outing which is why he told us about it :-))


PS – Some day I’m going to write “people who” and not “people that”. I get corrected EVERY time I write it!


About vikarenously

I am an ex-pat living in Guangzhou, China. I am married to the man of my dreams who has indulged my love of travel by working hard enough to snag two international assignments. Oh yes, I also have two amazing children who accompanied us on our first one to Switzerland and are now mature and responsible adults which makes it so easy for us to experience this adventure as empty-nesters. Experience it vicariously with Karen.

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