May 17, 2013
May 30, 2013
I am starting to get tired...I cannot nap, I cannot nap! We need to get ready because we are headed to the fabric market to pick out material for the suits we are getting made for the wedding party! I'l post more when I get back!!
I slept!! I managed to sleep until 630am here and woke up with a mini headache but was happy to be here. We got around and headed down for breakfast. They have a buffet that ranges from traditional Chinese noodles and dumplings to european fare of cheeses and fish. I tried a few things that I could not pronounce or recognize. Marlin warned me that people love to stare. He was not kidding. They are not subtle either...there was a lot of nudging and pointing and he said that they even take pictures of him. OH BOY! As we were sitting there the guy sitting next to us asked us where we were from. His name is Jonathan and he is a marketing guy for Hershey! Yep he is here preparing for the launch of peanut butter cups in China. I thought Marlin's eyes were going to pop out of this head! I have been known to hide PB cups in Marlin's bag when he travels as a surprise. This guy was on his first trip and we exchanged info to maybe meet up later. I should make it known that we are interested in quality control should he need us! We finished breakfast and headed to check out the hotel. We explored the lounge upstairs and it is amazing. The views are incredible and they are very accommodating. Huge selection of tea and really good coffee! The concierge gave us maps and tourist info that I need to look over. There are 2 other wives/girlfriends that are coming to China on thursday and we will all be doing the tourist thing next weekend!!