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April 28, 2008

Xi'an (those are terra cotta warriors in the background!)


daddy and gwen
Originally uploaded by Donna & Andrew

We left Beijing Saturday morning and flew to Xi'an where we were met by "Our New Friend", Alice. The girls have started referring to our tour guides that way and I guess it's convenient since we get a new one every few days and sometimes Mom and Dad can't keep their names straight. Heck, sometimes Mom and Dad can't even keep our own children's names straight!

Alice kept us busy from the moment our plane touched down until it left the city two days later. I can't remember the names of all the places we visited and I don't want to dig our itinerary out of an overpacked suitcase so you'll just have to be happy to look at some pictures here: Xi'an Photo Set

Those photos are mostly from our visit to the Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit but we have others that are really spectacular and I'll try to get those posted as soon as I can. I'm really behind in blog posting since our days are incredibly busy and life in this hotel room is pretty insane when the kids aren't sleeping. Last night, I stayed up until 1:00 am trying to spruce up and upload these photos to Flickr. It took so long because I didn't have a Pro account (something you need if you want to upload unlimited numbers of photos) and I didn't have the Flickr Uploader tool. Now I have both and I think I've got it all figured out so posting to the blog should be easier from this moment on....... if this post goes through (it's being sent from Flickr). My fingers are crossed!

Yippee!  It worked --- and I can actually see the photo this time!

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