Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pizza and Swimming, by Stefan

Papa John's is franchised in China.  On Tuesday night, we had a 14 inch pizza (half pepperoni, half cheese) for about $14.50.  It was pretty good, it could've used some more sauce and the cheese was a bit rubbery... but then again it's gotta be pretty bad for me not to like pizza.  For those of you who like Papa John's, yes they had peppers and buttery garlic sauce included.  Check out the pic of the Papa John's box.

Our hotel has a swimming pool.  Tuesday night was the first real opportunity for us to take time to go to the pool.  We went to check it out on Sunday night and in the back of my mind I wondered why there was no one in the pool.  The pool is very nice and very large.  Everyone is required to have a swimming cap to swim in the pool (about $3 to get one).

When we got to the pool, the girl we spoke to told us that the pool was open, but are we sure we want go because the temperature is 18C (Celsius).  I said, we'll go test the water and decide.  I knew that 18C is cold and indeed, when we dipped our toes in the water it was quite cold.  Jordan still wanted to go and I was willing to suffer for a few minutes to help Jordan see that even though the pool may look nice, going into 64F water isn't the greatest.

So we donned the newly purchased swimming caps and went to the pool.  I jumped in first knowing that it would be the only way for me to possibly get in.  Then I helped Jordan to get in.  At that point in time, if Jordan had the ability to walk on water, his flapping and splashing would've definitely accomplished it.  I quickly put him on my shoulders and we took a few laps back and forth then hit the showers to thaw out.  It was a great bonding time with Jordan.  We had a great time even though we were only in the pool for a few minutes and we'll need the swimming caps when we go to Guangzhou.  See the picture of us back in the room with our swimming caps. 

1 comment:

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

So glad Jordan loved the pool! That was so important for our daughter too. We took turns taking her swimming while Ty napped. Taylor is beautiful! Ty was a thrower too. Watch out at point blank range!