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Good Luck! by insignificant wrangler

October 11th, 2012 7:42 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Plan a trip to an exotic place (maybe on the other side of the planet) you've always wanted to visit. Then go and buy a lottery ticket.

If you win, do the trip and document.
If you don't win, fake photos, souvenirs and memories.

Planning Our Trip


Rowan decided we would either travel to Massachusetts, to visit nana, or to China, to visit her friend Yuxin. I have explained to Rowan that Yuxin was born in China, but lives in Florida--though I'm pretty sure she think Yuxin commutes from China every day. Regardless, China.

Starting in Beijing


Our trip would begin with a few days in Beijing. Of course, we'd want to see the great wall.

the great wall

Then, there would be a visit to the Tiananmen gate, where we would make up some stories about the forbidden city. That's a cool name (and you have to appreciate how it conquered starbucks).

panoramic of the Tiananmen gate

I'm pretty sure Rowan would want to check out the Beijing Zoo, especially the Panda House.

a panda, chilling out

No trip to Beijing, or China, would be complete for me without tasting the famous Beijing duck.

4450732-Peking_duck_being_cooked_in_open_fire_oven_Beijing.jpg

A Few Days in Tibet


small people, big mountains
So, I guess we should visit the Himalayas.
Hmm. Those look big, and I am very uncoordinated. But, since I won the lottery, I can afford to leave this one to the professionals.
The internet tells me I should visit Potala Palace, so that's on the list.
majestic palace sitting atop a high mountain

Hong Kong


After a few nice days in the country, its back to the hustle and bustle of a major city. Hong Kong. What to do? Time Magazine has a pretty nice list. I think I would like to sample some of the food in the street market.

hk_temple_street.jpg

But I bet Rowan would want to charter a junk

a funky looking ship with triangular orange sails

I think that sounds like a solid plan, off to buy a lottery ticket!

Boo!



Well, we didn't win the lottery. Go figure.

With a Little Help from Our Legos



So, fire up those imaginations. Rowan and I are off to the Great Wall of China:
a Great Wall built from Lego's

Next, we swing by the Beijing Zoo.

a Lego Zoo, complete with Panda

For dinner, some Pineapple Fried Rice (ok, its not necessarily Chinese, but I know how to make it. Cut me some slack?)
a nice glistening bowl of pineapple fried rice with scallions and cashews

Well, what do you know?
a Great Wall built from Lego's

The End.

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posted by Rin Brooker on September 15th, 2012 10:50 AM

You have half a task. It's a really great half a task so it'll be fun to see the rest of it. No vote for half a task though.

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posted by insignificant wrangler on October 11th, 2012 7:36 AM

Thanks Rin Brooker. I can't believe it almost took me a month to come back and finish the quest. It was a fun one!

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posted by SF0 Daemon on October 11th, 2012 7:41 AM

This proof was un-submitted - any comments before this one are from before the un-submit.

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posted by Bex. on October 28th, 2012 8:56 AM

lego vote