Sunday, September 24, 2006

The first emporer of China had more than 800 clay Terra Cotta Warriors built to protect him in the afterlife. They were discovered by a farmer in the mid-70s. Many "tombs" are currenty under excavation to recover this hidden treasure of history. Is the farmer who discovered this a millionare? Hardly; he gets a living stipend of 1,000 RMB/month (less than $150).

Me with my BYU-Hawaii gang in front of the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

One of the most amazing things I saw on my recent trip to China was the Great Wall. This section of the wall shows "Terra Cotta" Warriors standing guard, waiting for the enemy.

"Bunch o' Shrimps" -- Kim and Hattie came into town for a few days and Kristie took them to Macky's for the best coconut shrimp around.

Here we are in front of the Laie Temple, where one of Kristie's friends was married over the summer.
Kristie at the Turtle Bay Golf Course on her 29th birthday!
We spent a wonderful laid-back Labor Day in Maui. Below is a shot we took on the infamous "Road to Hana"...what a gorgeous ride. We popped the top on the car so we could all enjoy the view...'cuz that's how we be rollin'.

"Donut Deathgrip" -- This scene truly brought a tear to Justin's pastry-lovin' eye. Kai wasn't about to let go of his first hot glazed Krispy Kreme donut. He mostly just mashed it into pieces.