our jet lag challenges were both better and worse today. the kids were perkier and happier most of the time, but both have given us some EPIC fits, too.
our trip to lamma island turned out to be very educational. we hiked out to the house we had seen online and that looked too good to be true...it is. it turns out the reason that it has been empty for 8 months even though it is spacious and has a very reasonable rent is that it is in the middle of nowhere. it's about a 30-minute hilly, winding hike from the nearest store and restaurants (there are no cars on lamma island, and our bike/trailer would not fit on the path). while it would be great to have the space, lower rent, and to be on the beach, it is just too isolated. we met an expat family from scotland while we were on lamma island, and we got some good info about other apartments on the island, so that's the direction we are looking in now. we also are considering a couple of different areas on hong kong island.
we had a DELICIOUS lunch while we were on lamma island, and we made friends with a stray puppy that thought the kids were her personal playmates. she looked like a rottie mixed with a poodle (rottie with short, curly hair)...very cute and very friendly.
it is, once again, time to get the monkeys to bed and hope to god they sleep later than 3:30 a.m.! tomorrow promises more adventures, but also some mundane stuff like getting our ID cards in order, looking into medical insurance matters, looking for cell phones, and looking around for apartments.
random...we have been snapping lots of pics of the kids and our surroundings, but we have yet to find the USB cable we need to download the pics. stay tuned!