Thursday, March 04, 2010

Day 5: California: The Egyptian Museum in San Jose and An Authentic Cantonese Meal

On our last official day in California, we were exhausted.  We decided to visit the Egyptian Museum in San Jose.
A Bird of Paradise in bloom -- it was amazing !
A grand entrance ... the Egyptian Museum (San Jose).
A real Mummy.
Written on this replica stone was the Code Of Hammurabi.
The exit walkway.

After our Museum tour, we headed out to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, and then went back to the hotel for a much-needed nap.

In the evening we were treated to an authentic Cantonese dinner with Mr. W.C. (DadToCherubs' boss).  He ordered in his native tongue, and shared about growing up in a Chinese village, his exchange student visit in 1983 in the United States, and then his emigration.  It was fascinating to hear about his life, and the food was remarkable .... so different from our "American" chinese food.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with him.  Thank you Mr. W.C. for spending such a wonderful evening with us.

Early in the morning on March 2nd we boarded our plane .... laying over and changing flights in Denver ... all while watching the news of snow in the Southeast and flight cancellations.  In spite of it all, our flights went smoothly, and we arrived home on time late Tuesday afternoon to find a cold and snowy Atlanta.  I stayed overnight in Atlanta so as to miss potentially icy roads on the journey back to Tennessee, and drove home the next morning to find Cherubs who really missed me while I was gone.

We had a wonderful trip to California -- beautiful weather, wonderful people, and fantastic sights.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible .... Barb for her fantastic recommendations .... MamaLion and Kimbo for keeping close tabs on the Cherubs while I was away ....Scoutmaster T for ensuring our boys didn't miss their scout campout .... Grandpa for babysitting and running the show ... Dumma for accompanying me on this fantastic journey .... Mr. W.C. for making our trip possible ... and DadToCherubs for allowing us to tag along.


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Sea Star said...

We love that Egyptian Museum. One of the best parts of living in the bay area is all the different museums nearby.

I am glad you enjoyed CA but I am sure you are really happy to be home!

Jill said...

wow! We're learning ancient egypt this year and what a blessing to find your picture. I'll show them to the kids! How awesome to get to see all of the ancient artifacts and visit the museum. That is such a blessing!