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Monday, May 21, 2012

Shimmery Floral Fun+China


Look familiar?  I used one of my ATC's from the calligraphy swap posted recently and paired it with a background called Opalite Smoosh (from Technique Junkies Feb/March 2005) . 

Image are from Rogue Redhead Designs.

We are just back from a trip to China. I wanted to share a couple of pictures.......cannot narrow it down.....



  Dinner in Shanghai with the Alcatel-Lucent group. This is just a small selection of all of the food we ate.  The shrimp was my favorite- it is a Shanghai specialty.  Ray liked just about everything......

   You have to know where you are going when you head out..........


 In Shanghai at the Yu'Yuan Gardens

 We went to West Lake in Hangzhou (outside of Shanghai) for a day:
  We took a boat ride with this young couple.


 Next, we were off to Beijing- and when we drove to our hotel- we saw blue skies and clouds in the sky- and stars at night- which is quite rare there! You will notice the haziness in the photo's- that is a regular sky everywhere we went.......


   
We climbed the entire wall at Badaling- that was quite a work-out. The wall is quite steep in segments.....we had perfect weather for a day of climbing the wall with a little bit of a breeze- which we really needed. In this picture- people are retreating to the shade for a break...!

 The next day, we toured all day again- here we are at The Forbidden City:
 
  We went to eat with Melissa Mack - she is teaching in Beijing. It was relaxing after visiting Tienanmen Square and The Forbidden City.
 We explored Ghost Street with Melissa- it is a long strip of this road with lanterns hung outside- alot of outdoor tables for eating and evening entertainment, as well as some good shopping.

 On our last day, we went to the Olympic Village and The Summer Palace with friends, then had a delicious Duck dinner at a local restaurant.
 

 This is my favorite landscape shot at The Summer Palace:

 And, last but not least- our friends from Beijing- Robinson and his wife and SIL at dinner:

 A wonderful ending to a fabulous trip!

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

16 comments:

Linda w said...

Fabulous background, lovely card. Thanks for sharing your trip, great pictures. Hugs lin

BarbaraW said...

Shelly. Your card is beautiful and your China trip is breathtaking. It looks fabulous.

stampqueen said...

Wonderful pictures!! I have always wanted to go to China and Japan!!!!
Oh and your card is pretty too!!

jimlynn said...

Shelly, your card is sensational! Love that shimmer!
Ah.....China.....what a wonderful time y'all must have had. Great photos and know you have so many memories now!
Lynn

Terry said...

Beautiful background and the colors are so lovely! So glad you had fun on your trip to China. Great pictures!

Sharon said...

Love your card Shelly! And great pics of your holiday!

MaxineD said...

Love your card Shelly, it is stunning! Your photos look amazing.
Blessings
Maxine

Karli said...

Wow! What an amazing trip!!! I'd love to do that one day... Sigh... Tfs all your wonderful pics & memories. Time to scrap! Hugs~

Donna said...

Great card! Love the shimmer. And what a once in a lifetime experience. How cool to go to China. Looks like you had a wonderful time and took in a lot of neat sights. Happy homecoming!

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful card, Shelly! Your China photos are simply incredible. I do hope you're scrapbooking that trip of a lifetime. I'm hoping for a trip to Japan this fall to see my Marine grandson and his family. Hugz

Marjie Kemper said...

What an amazing experience this must have been! Thanks for sharing your pictures. I'm so happy for you to have had this trip!

Niki said...

Thanks for sharing your trip photos, looks like a great time.

Shar said...

Your ATC made a stunning card! Love it!

Looks like you had a ton of fun! Great pics!

Gerri Herbst said...

Wow...thank u for sharing these photos. What a wonderful trip! t/c, gerri

Marilyn said...

It looks like you had a grand time and thanks for sharing your trip with us - those pics are wonderful.

Lorraine said...

Wow, what fab photos! Looks like you had an awesome trip! Hope I can get to visit there one day!