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The Kid at the Wheel

November 5, 2008

Hiking with Aunt Becky

Hiking with Aunt Becky

Last week we had Dave’s sister (and Simon’s godmother), Becky, and her boyfriend, Tom, here to visit.  Being the seasoned travelers that they are, Becky and Tom were up for pretty much anything, and if they experienced any jetlag, they really didn’t let on.  Simon and I led them on a whirlwind tour throughout Hong Kong, and when I decided Simon had had enough, we sent Becky and Tom out on their own.  Our intrepid guests went tripping off merrily, armed with bottled water and Octopus cards.  They returned 10 hours later after having sampled 5 different kinds of public transportation and an equal number of unappetizing vegetarian dishes (courtesy of a remote monastery—the food, not the transport).

Dave took Friday off to make it a long weekend, and among other things, we visited the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, conveniently located near our apartment.  Like all museums we’ve visited in HK, this one was virtually empty and incredibly well-done.  One of the displays included a freight boat simulator that you can drive around Victoria Harbor.  Simon was enthralled.  Here are a few photos that make me very, very glad Simon’s 16th birthday is still a long ways off…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2008 8:32 am

    LT – Take it from this LT that there’s no “right” on a ship. Just starboard. Seaman Simon seems to have a good feel for the wheel, though. Hope you’re all well. Will miss you at Christmas, unless you’ll be in Seattle on December 8th and 9th. Love you guys.

  2. ltinhk permalink*
    December 4, 2008 4:59 pm

    Ah, Jon…you are so right. I mean, starboard.

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