Something to write home about

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Those of you who know how much I love to eat will appreciate this. Joey and I always say he “eats to live” and I “live to eat” and it’s so true. It’s funny that I married someone who could care less about food, but I guess that’s a good thing because if he were like me in this regard, I would have been the obese one on the plane. He keeps me in check. 🙂 This hotel is amazing. The room is pretty standard, but the amenities, ambiance and service is unmatched with anywhere we’ve ever stayed. We’re used to the “complimentary breakfast buffet” at the Comfort Inn we usually stay in on travels with the kids, so when we walked downstairs to the breakfast this morning, I was so excited sent Joey for the camera. Gaige said I was like the typical American tourist taking pictures of the buffet and random people at it while they got their food. He’s more discreet than I am- I probably should have handed him the camera in my excited state. Seriously, I have never seen a hotel breakfast like this! There were three entire rooms full of homemade food, fresh squeezed juices (watermelon juice!?), cooked to order foods (Joey had a smoked salmon, onion and cream cheese omelette), chefs- ah-mah-zing! I don’t think you can get the full effect from these pictures since it was so big I had to take multiple pictures from every angle, but here’s an idea. This definitely made up for the nasty airplane meals.

 

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The view from our room is so pretty- the big city in the distance, water with ships in the harbor- we’re used to overlooking a parking lot from most places we’ve stayed! We haven’t really seen any of Hong Kong yet since we got here at night and haven’t been outside the airport or hotel. But, I will say the drive from the airport was a trip. It felt like we were in a cartoon. First of all, unlike Joey, I’ve never been to Europe so I have never experienced driving on the “wrong” side of the road, the driver on the right, no stop signs or traffic lights but instead ’round-a-bouts’. It felt like we were on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride- we looped around several times for about 10 minutes and suddenly we were at the hotel. Maybe it was my delirious state at the end of the day, but I just thought it was a hilarious little jaunt to the hotel! I’ve had so much time to post stuff this morning because I’ve been up since 4, and the Disney shuttle doesn’t leave until 10AM. I’m sure the rest of the trip (especially when Charlotte joins us) will not have so much down time! And, hopefully, it will involve much more sleep, but I’m not counting on that!