A walking and skating tour… ?
10.11.2007 - 10.11.2007
It’s our first full day in Beijing and we wanted this day to be about acclimatization – not “touring of sites”. So today we started our family workout regimen, ate a healthy breakfast, and familiarized ourselves with the immediate area around the hotel. Parker and Griffin rode skateboards for about a 5 kilometer perimeter behind our hotel and did tricks on sidewalks while Carol and I watched passersby gawking, pointing and in some cases, taking pictures. It was cool to bring a little bit of California with us to Beijing and it was appreciated with smiles and waves. We also found some pretty fun little skate spots - one right next to the hotel. We had dinner with some good friends from Beijing, Harry Shum, his wife Ka Yan and their kids Matthew and Michael. Griffin was so tired and time zone wacked that he fell asleep at the table and was covered by the wait staff with a blanket.