A Year of Hope (for more travel!)
2009 started by returning to Richmond from Los Angeles on a New Year's Eve redeye. Andy recently spent a bachelor's weekend in New Orleans for some great food, music, and fun! Great town! Next up is a week-long trip to Taiwan for a friend's wedding. Andy will also be a member of the wedding party.
2008 ended with a bang as we took at 2-week trip to China with Rita's family. The trip centered on Rita's parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated by taking a day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou, enjoying a chilly boat ride on the famous West Lake (Shi Hu), a visit to the National Silk Museum, and a local tea producer. We ended the day with dinner in a great restaurant, Zhuweiguan. Check it out next time you're there! The trip itinerary included Beijing, Xi'an, Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. It was a crazy trip with 19 friends and family but all went extremely well and it was a good introduction to China for many of us first-time visitors. We'll definitely be going back and doing things in a fashion that we're more used to. Tips and photos are forthcoming.
Because of some much needed home renovations, our travel may be curtailed a bit this year but we have some great trips already scheduled. Stay tuned!
***Next Trip - Taiwan***