In my imagination we awoke early on the first full day in Hong Kong. We were perky, the weather was beautiful and we were all healthy. That isn't close to how it went, but we still managed to scrape together a fun day.
In reality we woke up closer to noon. This is us, bright eyed and bushy tailed:
We jumped on the subway and took it to Victoria Harbor.
Once there, we stopped and had lunch. Bekah got a salad, which in Hong Kong means cut up veggies. She was in HEAVEN.
These pictures were taken on Victoria Harbor, Kowloon side facing Hong Kong island. As you can see, the weather was nasty and stayed nasty the whole time we were there. It's hard to complain, though, when faced with this beauty! I can hardly wait to go back and see it when it's sunny.
In this next picture is the Star Ferry:
Steven spent several years in Hong Kong as a child. He always told me that they used bamboo as scaffolding. I believed him... but believing something and seeing it are two different things. Crazy!
We walked along the Avenue of Stars to the Star Ferry. This was something Steven requested as he had to get a picture with the statue of Bruce Lee.
This picture is on the Star Ferry crossing to Hong Kong island:
Next we walked all over Hong Kong island. Uphill. So I was sweating in the rain (Amy Stewart, I can hear you laughing. I'll have you know, I wore the ugly tennis shoes too!).
We stopped at Man Mo Temple. I love temples. I wish I could have taken pictures inside.
Afterward, we walked back to the ferry, shopped some more and then went back to the hotel for dinner and swam in the pool. This is pretty much what my kids remembered of the whole day (taken on the Star Ferry on the way back):
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This is Bekah later that night showing off the fan her dad bought her the night before: