Category Archives: Tour 2015 China
Written on May 18, 2015 at 11:36 am, by Sandefur
As the tour draws to its conclusion we need to thank Rex Barrington for bringing this tour to fruition at long last, and for his and Dixie’s cheerful shepherding and managing while we’ve been in China. Thanks also to Kirk Larsen who taught the China culture class, and for his efforts to keep us culturally
Written on May 17, 2015 at 6:53 am, by Sandefur
We rose early-ish this morning, checked out of our hotel, and loaded the buses once again for the return trip to Shanghai. Our destination this time was the Sacrament Meeting of the Shanghai LDS Branch, in a very nice office building. We at least quadrupled the size of the congregation, and the speaking and music
Written on May 16, 2015 at 11:28 am, by Sandefur
We checked out of our hotel early today for our 3-hour drive to Wuxi.
Written on May 15, 2015 at 7:40 am, by Sandefur
If you would like to really experience our day as we did, turn your shower on full blast, block the drain, and stand under the water fully dressed. Today’s weather: monsoon. This was the day we had two hours to walk around the shopping area of Shanghai. The shopping was great; the weather dampened us
Written on May 14, 2015 at 10:32 am, by Sandefur
The last train to Shanghai—someone really ought to use that as a title of a book. We boarded the train with alacrity, and also with all of our luggage, which is no small accomplishment. Two hours later we were in Shanghai, ready to begin the last leg of our tour. We were met by our
Written on May 13, 2015 at 10:01 am, by Sandefur
You might be surprised at how quickly 55 people and their suitcases, garment bags, carry-ons, instruments and other stage equipment can get on and off trains!
Written on May 12, 2015 at 10:37 am, by Sandefur
There are a few established truths on tours: the best hotels are the shortest stays;
Written on May 11, 2015 at 9:49 am, by Sandefur
Today has been a great day! I have wanted to see the Xi’an terracotta warriors for years, and this was finally the day! They did not disappoint, and were well worth the fight through rush hour traffic to reach them this morning. On top of that, it was a perfect sunny, 70-ish degree day. Because
Written on May 10, 2015 at 7:54 am, by Sandefur
It was a beautiful Sabbath morning, and we all thought of our mothers from our 1/2 day head-start.