Going out with a bang

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I write this as I leave mainland China with little sniffs bubbling up in my nose. I am off to Hong Kong, but I will miss so many things about this place that I better not begin for fear I miss my bus.

Last night there was the biggest fireworks show i have ever seen, I watched it from a roof top and it really added umph to my feeling that I got a lot of bang for my buck on this trip.

this morning i went to the annual
tug of war’ It brings out about a thousand locals and it was a lot of fun.
As I leave this place, I feel a little tug in my heart to come back, so here’s a little tug of war that’s par for the course:


2 Comments on “Going out with a bang”

  1. Ed Toutant says:

    Laura, thanks for all of your amazing reports from China. I am very impressed and honored to call you my friend. Hope to see you in 2012.

    Here’s a little something to think about when you get back. I saw it and thought of you!
    ========

    Larry King Surprises Guests With Proclamation About His Death CNN
    Former CNN host Larry King made a proclamation about his death that came as a shock to a group of dinner party guests, CNN.com reports.

    King said he wants to be frozen when he dies, and hopefully revived if science progresses to that point, the story reports.

    King talked about his views on death during “CNN Presents: A Larry King Special: Dinner with the Kings,” which aired Sunday night, the story says. The show featured King and his wife, Shawn, hosting a dinner party, featuring friends such as Conan O’Brien, Tyra Banks, Seth MacFarlane and Russell Brand.

    “I want to be frozen on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and bring me back,” King said, according to the piece, which describes his guests as “shocked.”

    MacFarlane reportedly asked King whether he wants to live forever, to which King responded: “Yeah, you bet your ass,” according to the story.

  2. Gretchen Penny says:

    Laura, what an adventure we’ve all been able to share with you. I am sad, too, to see your missives end. Here’s a little solace….. If you love light shows, you will LOVE the nightly shows in Hong Kong.

    Last night we went out to dinner for our anniversary (remember when you were are Maid of Honor 17 years ago???). Usually we make that event a speical date night for just the two of us, but this time, we took to the kids with us and we went to Spindletop at the Houston Hyatt Regency. We all agree that it reminded us of a spectacular night at the restaurant on top of the Four Seasons in Hong Kong….EXCEPT that Hong Kong had the beautiful light show for us to watch over Victoria Harbor. You will just love seeing it, either from the mainland side or the island side. They light up Victoria Harbor on both sides in a truly spectacular way!

    Think of the Penny family as you watch the light show and we will be thinking of you and wishing you save travels home to the U.S.

    Lots of love,
    Gretchen


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