Tuesday, August 26, 2008

He's home! He's home!

Ok...so he's been home a week but I've been busy. I'm so glad to have him back though. Here are A LOT of pictures for your viewing pleasure. There are a ton but I had hundreds to choose from. It's China for gosh's sake.

My pretty ring!
My pretty ring's side view.

And now for the China pictures...
Alec, Leo, & Adam

Outside the Forbidden City...and (I think) in Tienanmen Square

Adam & Alec doing a little Kung Fu inside the (not so) Forbidden City

Scorpion on a stick...similar to our hotdog on a stick...
sold by street venders.

Adam...eating some revolting scopion. There's a hilarious video of this experience.
I couldn't figure out how to make it go though.

This is the way the Chinese keep cool around town...but going entirely without
a shirt is considered unacceptable.

Adam and Alec doing the Crane thing in front of the Temple of Heaven (I think)

Adam, Leo, & Alec in front of the pretty Temple of Heaven

What beautiful air quality...makes you want to run a marathon.

The crew outside the soccer stadium

Some soccer...they got to see two games...stories are affiliated with all things...ask Adam if you're interested. He was there...he's better at telling them.

Look how hard it's raining! This is the day they went to the Great Wall

The Great Wall of China...pretty great I'd say
Alec, random Chinese guy, Adam...with the peace sign. Chinese people came up to the two of them all the time wanting pictures with them. They almost always flashed the peace sign. The boys started to get pictures with the same people who wanted picutres with them. This also illustrates how drenched they were. Alec and Adam were the only two people on the wall lacking the pastel poncho...I think they regretted it in the end.

The people on the great wall...it was apparently not as packed as usual considering the monsoon-like weather. You can get an idea of how steep it can get though.
Alec, Adam, and Leo in front of a restaraunt that served Peking Duck
Adam eating some Peking Duck (on his feet are his new shoes...Fumas he calls them...for the faux and the puma...)
Alec and Adam tied American flags around their necks and wore them as capes a lot of the time. I didn't include many pictures but there are plenty.

Beach volleyball...this was their favorite event

The crowded (and I venture, smelly) subway
Adam got free dessert everywhere he went. I think they may have thought he was an athlete...who knows. This one is a mountain of shaved ice covered in beans and doused in sweetened condensed milk with some mango on the side.
Leo, Adam, and Alec at track...they got to see Usaim Bolt (is that his name), from Jamaica, win the 100. Pretty cool eh?
If you look really close...the Jamaican is probably the guy in the front.

American Adam the superhero...this picture is awesome!
Adam (and his coke...his beverage of choice as the water was gross and expensive), Leo, & some random Germans in front of the water cube thing...it's really cool and changes colors. The guys got their pictures taken with tons of different nationalities but I thought I ought not include them all.
Adam, in his cape, holding "the torch" at the massive bird's nest/stadium

These very pretty gardens...I don't remember where...but it's sure pretty...Adam should have done the captions...sorry.

Adam and Leo flashing the traditional Chinese peace sign on their last day in China
Ok...so that was really long...cool though (at least to me). I really should have had Adam do this but I had a little more time...and the camera.

8 comments:

Aliese said...

I enjoy all the pictures. What a neat experience. I'm coveting.

Becky said...

That looks like an awesome experience! The ring is gorgeous! It is seriously one of the prettiest I've seen. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Any idea of the date?

Amy and Mike said...

Those are some sweet pics. I especially like the ones with random people from different countries and the Karate Kid poses. USA USA!!!

Luthi said...

your ring is so beautiful!! I bet you are glad to have him home again!

Brennen and Ashlee said...

What is it with Asians and their weird foods!? Did he really eat the scorpions? How do you eat scorpions? The ring is amazing! Yeah! I'm glad Adam had fun in China...and that he made it back safely!

Paul and Chera Reese said...

Congratulations on getting engaged! Marriage is the greatest thing ever, however, engagement can be tough! I'm so happy for you, and how lucky is Adam getting to go to China! That was probably so much fun!!! Thake care!

-Chera

Paul and Chera Reese said...

Congratulations on getting engaged! Marriage is the greatest thing ever, however, engagement can be tough! I'm so happy for you, and how lucky is Adam getting to go to China! That was probably so much fun!!! Thake care!

-Chera

Brenna said...

I like the part about free dessert the best. How awesome would it be to be thought of as an Olympic athlete AND get free mounds of beans and mango?