I realized when I uploaded our photos we were a little behind…
Two days ago we had a down day because our trip to Jiaozuo was cancelled because of the roads and the snow. At breakfast we had a surprise visit from Josh and Lilly, the founders of CCAI who were in China for a meeting/training (they are usually in Colorado).
Wen was thrilled to discover the pool with “baba” (he calls me “Mommy” and Wes “Baba”)
We tried to get a taxi down the street to eat dinner at the hotel where we stayed in March, but were told the roads were “too bad for taxis”…
Wen is ready for the pool – so far consistently his 3 favorite things have been: 1. swimming 2. legos and 3. orange juice
Also, Wen and I went up to the lounge and did an entire jigsaw puzzle. It didn’t take us very long to knock it out. Can’t wait to do some puzzles with the Uncles (mommy’s didi – means little brother in Mandarin) when we get home over the holiday.
If you’re ever at the Hilton in Zhengzhou, we’ve really made good use of the Executive Lounge. Our room size is slightly larger (good for the wheelchair!) and we get to use the lounge for breakfast, tea time and a heavy appetizers time which has been plenty for dinner. We can get beverages and fruit there any time during the day (I’m sure if we needed anything else they could get it – yogurt, etc. but Wen isn’t a huge eater like Philip and Rand so we haven’t needed a lot outside of meals other than the snacks we already had). All this for only around $8-10 more a night than what our group rate was so it worked out well and saved a lot on drinks and dinner. We had to book our own room since we didn’t travel with the group from Beijing.
Ok…working on yesterday next….