Sunday, September 6, 2009

10 days

Our schedule changed slightly. Now we're leaving on Sept 16.

Today is Sept 6. 10 days!!! Eeeeep!

I was so busy entertaining family, attending the wedding (which was really nice, BTW), and working on my To-Do List that I completely forgot to count the days till we leave.

And now I'm seriously sick to my stomach and I don't know if it's nerves or a flu bug or what. I barely ate two bites of anything last night at the reception, except the clam chowder, which was Cape Cod delicious.

There are many reasons why living on the Cape full-time is wonderful. The ghost-town winters are one of them. The chowder is definitely another. The environmental conservation opportunities and the huge wealth of ecological information to pass on to my son is a third. When each phase of global warming occurs, we'll see it here first. The rest of the country can sit in their air-conditioned inland houses and wonder what the fuss is about. I will definitely need to convey to my son that the Cape is special, and by living on the Cape, our family can also be special.

But I digress.

So. In ten days we head to the airport, and 17 hours later we meet our guide in Beijing. We get a day of rest - Tienanmen Square is only a few blocks from our hotel, so we can walk over and see it in a relaxed fashion anytime we like.

Then, hopefully after adjusting a little bit to the jet lag, we get a 1 1/2 day organized tour, just the two of us, and then it's off to Wuxi, where our child awaits.

I still have some pretty important things left to do before we go...


  1. I can't wait to see your baby where he belongs...with his mom and dad. Safe travels.

  2. I'm so excited to follow your journey to Wuxi!! Oh how I would love to venture back someday. It was the most amazing trip of our lives. Don't forget a few little treats for the airplane. The meals are a tiny bit skimpy:)