Saturday, August 09, 2008

China Update #5

Weren't the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics amazing! What a beautiful show they put on!

1tianjin Here's another China update...The Olympic Orchestra played their last performance together at Tianjin's Olympic Stadium before the women's soccer game.

The following exert was taken from Official Olympic Orchestra website:

"After some morning rehearsals, the group departed for Tianjin on 57 buses. This 'motorcade' of buses was escorted by police all the way from Beijing to Tianjin. At some points the police stopped traffic on the freeway to ensure the motorcade made it through swiftly. Local onlookers had to chance to wave to the Olympic Orchestra - now a well known group after the media attention it has received in China!"

I don't know about you but it's hard to fathom a 57 bus convoy, wow!

2tianjin After their performance they were able to stay and watch the soccer game.

The next day they did some sightseeing at the Forbidden City and a bit of shopping.

1palace The following day they were bused to the Summer Palace which looks amazing! with it's vast history! From Ferry boats to Marble boats the place looks breathtaking!


Here's a few faces of Spencer at the Summer Palace...




I received another email from Spencer. He shared with me some of what he's eaten so far...

"I've eaten cuttle fish, sea horse, cicada, and cockroaches, couldn't find the scorpions."



They are now on their way via sleeper train to Shanghai for their last few days in China before heading home.


  1. Hi Aileen!
    These photos of China are GREAT!!! I feel like I'm on a vacation without leaving the comfort of my computer room!!!! LOL!!!!

  2. Great photos of a great adventure (maybe not such great dining). I bet they will love Shanghai.


  3. LOVE the photos of Spencer!! What a lucky kid! I'm loving living vicariously through your blog. Thanks so much for sharing his experience!


  4. do you think he really ate all those things? If he did, he's very adventurous. Those boats look amazing.

  5. I hope he was kidding about what he ate. If he isn't, he's braver than I am. I'm glad he's on his way home. I wish i could here in person about his adventure. You'll have to tell me all about it next week.

  6. Just amazing. I tell you, that boy is braver than me. Cockroaches? I don't think I've ever been that hungry. Seahorses? Wouldn't they be kinda crunchy? Awwww, poor little seahorses!