March 7


Today was pretty much a full day of shopping, without really buying anything. Emily and mommy started out the day early, going shopping while daddy worked. We bought some tiny little sweet oranges, and Emily could hardly wait to get back to the hotel to eat them! She loves fruit! Then daddy joined us and we took another walk. We browsed in some of the alley-way shops, headed to Causeway Bay, and finished up with some shopping in Times Square. Emily fell asleep in mommy's arms half way through the day, so we went on a hunt to buy a carrier that could handle her. We finally found one and you can see it in the photos. Hong Kong has an escalator system that stretches over a kilometer outdoors so we walked down into the heart of the city and then hopped onto the escalator back up to the hotel. We've covered many, many kilometers on foot. We also took Emily on the city bus a couple of times and she loves it. She's also finally getting used to riding in taxis. The public transit here is fantastic and you can get anywhere quickly and cheaply.

We finished the day with another family group dinner. We went for hot pot and enjoyed many plates of meat, seafood, noodles, veggies, and some barbeque goose. It was delicious. By the time we sat down to eat, Emily was sound asleep in her carrier and she slept all the way through dinner.
She stayed asleep and slept all night until 5:30 in the morning. You might not think that's so great, but considering we've been up at 2 or 3am every day so far due to jetlag, we practically threw a party when we realized the time.