Monday, May 13, 2013
Our final day in HK we headed to the Po Lin Monastery which is home to the world's largest outdoor bronze Buddha. Unfortunately, the fog and clouds made seeing the Buddha a bit like a game of peek-a-boo. We only got a few glimpses of the giant Buddha and with poor weather we decided it wouldn't be worth climbing to the top to say "hi". Instead we grabbed a bus and headed back down the mountain to catch our flight home. Little did I know that our flight was going to be delayed endlessly due to weather. Our original flight arrival in Shanghai was 9:00pm. Our actual flight arrival was 2:00am. And, just to make it more fun, we got to go through security twice when we changed to an "earlier" flight and sit on the plane at the gate for two and a half hours. Thank you China Eastern, you suck! The worst part is, the employees all speak English, I use that phrase very loosely, but always look at me like I have two heads whenever I ask a question. So frustrating when you have two tired kids and three tires adults who just want to get home! It was not exactly the way I wanted to end our trip, but, it didn't rain, and we did make it home in one piece.