Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Day in Taipei

We woke up fairly early this morning and leisurely got ready to take a walk and see what there is around Taipei. Our hotel is not in the downtown area, so there are alot more local shops around. Thankfully, we found a McDonald's and Starbucks within walking distance. Since I've been eating ALOT of Japanese food, I am actually getting tired of Asian food. I never thought I would be excited about McDonald's but an egg mcmuffin was a welcome breakfast for me. I guess I am more American than I thought. I never thought I would say I am tired of rice, but at this point, pizza is sounding really good :) The hotel has a great rooftop area where you can see a nice view of the city and also and fitness center with weight equipment, treadmills and a mini-jogging track. We had to run outside while we were in Okinawa for exercise, so having a fitness center is such a bonus. The hotel room is so nice with a living area, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We have plenty of room for all of us.

Tonight, we get to meet a family that is also adopting from the same orphanage and they get to pick up their son tomorrow morning. They are a swedish family and we are so excited to meet someone else on this same journey.

I will post more later.....

3 comments:

Karmen and Greg said...

YEAH!!! You're there!!!! It won't be long now!!!! ANXIOUSLY following your journey ... and praying for you!

Karmen

Melinda said...

You are so close now Pam! How are the boys enjoying the trip?

Thru a Tori-lens said...

We're loving your journey- thanks for the picture updates! Looks like you really had a chance to bond with your sisters and their families... :)
we love you- can't wait!