We arrived in Hong Kong yesterday afternoon. Sophie was full of energy for the whole flight until I decided to nurse her during the landing. Then she promptly fell asleep. I don't know how she slept through the landing as we had a bit of excitement: the pilot had to pull up from just above the runway because of bad wind shear. The engines were absolutely roaring as we quickly gained altitude. And Sophie slumbered peacefully on, oblivious. Fortunately, we landed successfully on the second try.
The highlight of the day for me was our bus ride to the hotel. Sophie was thrilled to have her own seat by the window, and she spent the whole ride looking out and talking or signing about the things she saw. She saw other cars, boats, and lots of umbrellas, which she noted by shouting joyfully "lela! lela!" I'm not sure if the other passengers enjoyed our ride as much as Sophie, Keegan and I did...
Our hotel is quite nice. We're staying at the Langham Place Hotel in the Mongkok neighborhood. It has an absolutely gorgeous pool on the roof, a beautiful spa which Keegan and I will be taking advantage of later, and a very nice lounge with an excellent breakfast and lots of other goodies. We got a chance to explore the lounge a bit while we waited for our room to be made up, and it was great! There were a few toys for Sophie, a TV, and all kinds of tasty snacks on offer.
|Sophie enjoys the view and the video games in the lounge at the hotel.|
|Keegan enjoys the view, a beer, and Sophie's free Langham Place hat.|
|Sophie's first taste of coconut milk at the Thai restaurant. It was a hit.|
|World's Weirdest Oatmeal Flavor, as seen in the grocery store at the Langham Place Mall.|