We're back in Xiamen!
We had a good flight, including a stop in Changsha -- so I guess we can claim a (short!) visit to Hunan Province as well this trip. It's good to be home; as much as I like to travel, I always like getting back to my own pad. The girls are getting to be quite seasoned travelers, and they, too, appreciated the return home. They had to reacquaint themselves with all the dolls and stuffed animals left behind, make sure their treasures were still in their "treasure box" (a shoebox containing mostly junk!), and ceremoniously unpack their backpacks so they could spread their special blankies on their beds. I can't imagine how excited they're going to be when we get back to our "real home" in the States!
We have tomorrow to unwind and hit the grocery store -- the cupboard is bare! And then Monday it's back to work and back to school.