On Friday, Jacob and I were two of 7 escorts who took 6 children to Tiananmen Square... and let me tell you, we were outnumbered. :) It was actually quite a bit of fun. We first had lunch at Asia Star, a Malaysian/Indian food restaurant that gives our organization 1 free lunch every month because they believe in what we are doing. The kids had a great time, and the food was really good. (Like probably the best Indian food we've ever had.) So, all in all lunch was a success. Then we headed on to Tiananmen Square. The kids carried these little Chinese flags... they were so cute! They got to see the changing of the guards, which was really impressive to them. It was a pretty long walk, though, and some of our kiddos can't walk very fast or very long before they really tire out, so by the end we had 6 little grumps. But, all in all it was a successful day. Oh, and on an amusing note -- several of the kids love buses... and I think they identified every single one on the drive into Beijing -- and let me tell you, there are 100s of buses in Beijing. That was LOADS of fun... :) All in all, they enjoyed getting out for the day, and it was fun to see them explore their capital.
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