Stanley Bay and I swear the last Hong Kong photos that I will inflict on you.

Stanley Bay was almost the last destination on the tour. We liked it enough that we just decided to stay. It was a nice break after being confined to cities for the whole week. Fun people watching, and probably my favorite part of the trip. Partly because who really needs more than a glass of wine and a view of the sea. And also because it was our last night after ten days, and I was ready to be home with the kids. Even though they were having the time of their lives with Grammy The Incredible who flew in from Kentucky to be with them. Don't know what we would have done without her. 

This Superkid volunteered to play, and a huge audience formed around him as he killed it on Stairway to Heaven and Sweet Home Alabama (which I will admit was surreal listening to, so far away from Alabama). I also realized, after seeing the group of teenage girls collect and swoon around him, that teaching your kid to play the guitar might be the most generous thing you can do for his future dating life. Or most dangerous… you pick. 

This is where we had dinner, and I'm sure overjoyed the waitstaff by the four hours we spent in one of their best seats on the upper deck. Damn tourists

I'm not sure, but I think Jason is posing for a Riunite commercial. Do you guys remember them? That's pure goodness, right there.

Great, that Riunite song is stuck in my head. And now I want to have a Riunite theme party.  

Hong Kong: Aberdeen Harbour

We started at Victoria Peak and the Stubbs Rd Lookout, which are supposed to have views that look like this and this. That day it looked like this.

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Which I think this is the norm, because the guide had clear-day photos with her to show everyone. Still pretty none the less. 

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Bamboo graffiti

Bamboo graffiti

They are serious about this… $200 USD fine if you do. 

They are serious about this… $200 USD fine if you do. 

After that, we went to Aberdeen Harbour and took a ride on a sampan. There was lots to see, including this Floating Restaurant, which has a pretty interesting history behind it. 

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Happy Tuesday! :)

Australia: Bondi Beach

One day, while Karen was visiting with her friend who lives in Sydney, I decided to grab a cab and venture out by myself to Bondi Beach to take pictures and smell the salt.

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A little ironic, given that we were there checking things off our Life List with  Go Mighty.

A little ironic, given that we were there checking things off our Life List with Go Mighty.

And I know there is something inherently wrong with wifi at the beach. But  WIFI. at the BEACH.

And I know there is something inherently wrong with wifi at the beach. But WIFI. at the BEACH.

Plus wine and a burger… it was the perfect little day. 

Plus wine and a burger… it was the perfect little day.