Sunday, December 7, 2008

Day 1 in Saigon

Day 1 was a blast, we hit Ben Tranh market for a bit, Tricia was in heaven as you can see in the pix below. Took two cyclos to the war remnants museum until around noon and then headed back to the hotel for some swimming and a nap.
Needed to get our Pho "phix" here, so we hopped across the street, playing frogger dodging the scooters. A huge meal with two bowls of Pho, spring rolls and two 33 exports for $9.21.... NICE!
Tomorrow is our BIG day. The van is picking us up at 8am to drive to Binh Duong so we can meet Sophie. We have our gifts ready. We wrote a note to her foster family and had the staff translate it for us. So, we will post after we have our meeting with our girl. Best to everyone at home and around the world following!!!
Tricia's new bag from Ben Thranh market....such a deal!!!

Gifts for the CWC children, workers, and DOJ officials.. GO CARDS!!


Merry Christmas from Saigon!!

Doggy at the war remnants museum. Dinner anyone? ;-)


HB on his cyclo. Video of this later.

Tricia in HEAVEN!


Anonymous said...

Well it looks like you are having a great time. Of course if Tricia can shop she is happy. We are so looking forward to those pictures of the three of you together. Hope you sleep well. Give Sophie a hug and kiss from her Grandma and Grandad.

Love you
Mom and Dad

Libby said...

SHOPPING! Tricia's in her element! Too cool! Love the bag T! I can't believe that you're seeing her TOMORROW!! Try to sleep! We love you guys and can't wait to see her picture!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the video of Hank on the front of the cyclo!

How fun it is to be a part of your journey for Sophie. You both are in the labor stage....tomorrow is the delivery part, and the best ending of all.

Nervous, scared.....all normal and then some.

You are on the "hook" for the next 50++ years, but a good hook to be on. Kids don't EVER stop being your kids.....hang on.....the ride is thrill packed and awesome :)


Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys are having a blast! We are jealous of the weather in Saigon. It is 22 here!!! Can't wait to see pictures of Sophie! Have fun!

Love, The Walker's

P.S. Spicy says hello and that she can't wait to see pictures of her sister!!!

Thomas and Cathy said...

Sounds like you are having fun! We'll be thinking about you between 9-10pm (our time) tonight because we know who you'll be hanging with!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see pix for tomorrow. Have fun, be safe. Kiss Sophie for me too. love to all three. Aunt Tam

Destiny said...

I'm sooo beyond jealous of the bag! And your worldwide adventures! My finals start tomorrow. Gross! I'll be thinking of you! LOVE YOU!


Anonymous said...

Just knowing u are there! That today is the most wonderful day u will ever have and pitcuring Hank and Tricia with their daughter, just brings tears of joy to my eyes...can't wait to see the pix...Love you Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

SOOOO Jealous! That Pho looks so freaking good. Eat a lot for me!
When you get back I'll teach you how to make Pho at home!