Sunday, May 24, 2009


What a surreal experience it was in the Forgotten City. Sprawling acres of buildings with me totally melting in the vast shadelessness of a beautiful sunny humid day. At the exit of the Forbidden City, I spied this poster. I stepped to the side of the group to snap the picture, turned around and the group had disappeared. All I could see was a ocean of black hair. I started scanning to locate the blue flag of our guide. Blue must be a popular guide flag color... too many to chose from. So there I stood in the middle of a bridge over the mote at the exit of The Forbidden City.... LOST IN CHINA. I paced back and forth hoping that someone from the group would miss me. When you are standing in the middle of China, alone, you start to wonder what a person just might do IF lost in China! Luckily, my brother (part of the travel posse with me) missed me coming back to find me!


Tiffany said...

Glad you were found...and I'm sure Tate is too!

Donna said...

Wow! How frightening! I guess I should have emailed you my lost Parent card!

Happy it turned out well though.

By the way, I can't see the photo in this post. I checked properties and it looks like you copy and pasted from your email? Anyway, I just wanted to make sure you knew it wasn't displaying.

24 hours! That's tomorrow! I'm so excited for you!

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Shannon said...

Oh my goodness! I can see the headlines...Tate's Mommy Lost in China! Glad you were found. Not much longer til Tate is in your arms! =)

Alyson and Ford said...

We remember the days of saying "don't let me out of your sight"!! I would have panicked!!

Glad all is well. Can't wait to see your next set of pictures!

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