China // part four

Let’s finish up this trip to China, shall we…

Our remaining time in Beijing was spent exploring and eating. We took a trip to a local high-end mall and were amazed at the amount of art installations throughout the building.

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The trip to the mall was not to shop, but to dine at Din Tai Fung and gorge ourselves on xiao long bao (Chinese soup dumplings).  China2017_59China2017_60China2017_58
We also managed a quick trip to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. China2017_54China2017_53China2017_5

If you follow along here, you know that every November Marcus usually prepares a three bird feast for our families, known as Turducken. Well, we decided why not do it in China this year. Different country, same delicious dinner!China2017_15China2017_8China2017_13

The last day, before we headed off the airport to embark on our long journey home, we had to go back to Din Tai Fung one last time. China2017_78

Our trip home was pretty uneventful and I’m surprised how well the boys did. As my buddy Gus Polinski (John Candy) said, “Kids are resilient.”China2017_81We had the best welcoming committee at the airport in Des Moines. Check out the garbage truck on the top of Ev’s sign 🙂

Our trip to China was amazing and the boys were such troopers. Now, the week after we got home everyone was pretty jet-lagged, but we are back on schedule now and looking forward to our next big trip.

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