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The Rest of the Trip

So we didn’t update the blog since Shenzhen. Sorry. Long story short: from Shenzhen we went to Guilin then Kunming then Chengdu (yes, we went to see the pandas) 19 days. 9 cities. Planes, trains, and automobiles. A long haul, but much fun was had by all.

Trip Around China

In about a week, Nichole, Annette, Kelly, and I will be embarking on a grand tour of China. Over the month-long Chinese New Year holiday, we’re hoping to make a circuit of most of the major cities in China. We’ll travel mostly by overnight train, spending a day or three in Nanjing, Zhangjiagang, Shanghai, Hangzhou, […]


2 weeks ago we had visitors! Mom, Grandma, and my mom’s friend Deb came to visit for a few days. Their tour coincided nicely with our New Year’s holiday break, so we were able to show them Beijing without being interrupted by pesky work. They flew in on the night of the 29th, but since […]


I know, I know, we haven’t updated the website in 3 months. We’re very sorry. We’ll try to do better, though don’t get your hopes up. Life continues. I can’t really compress 3 months into a few paragraphs, but here are some of the happenings (in stream-of-consciousness order): I started a science club for 7th […]

On the way

A quick update: Got up at 4:30 AM. Drove to Des Moines. Flight was delayed 45 minutes. Flew to Chicago at 8:10. Sat in Chicago for a while. Flew out at 1:00 to Seoul, South Korea. Arrived in Seoul at 4:30 local time. Went through a delightfully efficient security checkpoint. Ate at Subway. Korean Air […]