A French Fry Adventure

One of the perks of living in China is the fact that you and some of your siblings can hop on the light rail to run to the store, or grab lunch if you feel like it.

Take yesterday for instance. We were sitting around and that’s when I realized, “Hey I’m supposed to have a blog post up tomorrow.” So I did the only logical thing I could think of, and grabbed Lily, Jacob, and Spencer and we went for fries.

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Jacob chillin’ on the light rail

There are somedays when people don’t even seem to notice us, and then there are others when people tend to stare at us a lot. But honestly I’ve just gotten used to ignoring it. That makes it sound a bit rude, but it’s a lot easier to just keep walking instead of noticing just how many people are watching you walk across the street.

This was definitely a day when they decided to stare. A lot. There’s nothing like eating fries and having a guy at the table next to you shamelessly staring you down. Good times.

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Jacob and his true love … Gatorade

But since the place was pretty busy we popped into the store that was right next door and decided to get some drinks before heading back in to order. Jacob was beyond excited that they had Gatorade. Well, as close as China will get to Gatorade. 😉

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Spencer got stuck with the job of always ordering. He’s done it so much I think he’s gotten it down to a science of well timed nods and precise pointing.

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After purchasing our drinks, we walked back in to see a woman sit herself down at the last available booth leaving us four with two separate tables. Always an adventure. 😉

When we were here the first time I remember being overjoyed that they had ketchup! But upon tasting it I realized it was not true ketchup. (bleh) But after a while you learn to make it work.

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A wild Lily widens her eyes in pure horror, as she attempts to recover from glancing out her window, and finding herself eye to eye with an old chinese man peering in at us.

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Up to the light rail we go, then down and around to the opposite side so we can get on the right train.

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It’s fun to just run out with siblings for a little break during the day, and exploring little bits at a time.

Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “A French Fry Adventure

  1. Thanks for sharing your life in China with us! I love fries and they look pretty good…golden and crispy!😘. Am enjoying your tidbits of the Life With the Olson Kids over the pond!! Please give your mom and dad our hellos.😻😻

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  2. Oh Madi I love your blog. I would not have known that there is such a journalist in you, you s
    always seemed so shy. I can just imagine what a treat it is to see faces from another part of this world. I would be willing to bet that the man staring at Lily has never been out of China and probably you all were the first faces he has seen that weren’t Chinese. But I guess being special can get old after a while. 🙂 I send a big hug to you all, but especially to the mama. ❤


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