Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hue...no Hue

So, after a few days trying to bide our time in Ho Chi Minh city, we decided to get out of town and see some of the sights of Vietam.  We decided to fly north to Hue (pronounced who-ay - now you might get the title and it's Wayne's World reference), which is known as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage site because of the Imperial Palace and Emperor Mausoleums there.  Hue was the former capital city of Nguyen Dynasty and unfortunately, much of it was bombed during the war.

We stayed in a very cool French colonial hotel built in 1901 - very Indiana Jones-esque.  The Huong River bisects the city  - it's also known as the Perfume River, but I found no pleasing smells around.

While the Imperial Palace and Mausoleums were pretty awesome, it rained the whole time.  We braved it with umbrellas, but then had to buy ponchos to not get completely soaked.

We are back in Ca Mau with hopes that we will get the orphanage today - and for the next several days.  Still no word on any progress to bring our children home and now eight families are here waiting. 

Fingers and toes are crossed and prayers are being uplifted.  We simply want to bring Nate home by Christmas.  You'd think that's not too much to ask since he was supposed to be home three years ago.


Nick's birthday cake
 Nick and Kelly enjoying the Pocket Mr. T
 Bridge over the Huong River in Hue

Gate at the Imperial Palace


"Little Lord Jesus asleep in the gingerbread house."

2 comments:

  1. Rain? But it's the dry season. So glad you got to see another part of Vietnam. Praying with you that the rest of this homestretch is brief.

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  2. Hue/Danang/Hoi An are definitely on my to-visit list. I had a friend in Hue last week and it sounds like the rain was never ending. Thinking of you guys (and praying for you) often...

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