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.
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).
We also managed a quick trip to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
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!
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.
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.”We 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.