Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chinese New Year In Myanmar

This is the first in a series of blogs about our trip to Myanmar (Burma) over Chinese New Year in January 2012. Our first interaction with Myamar began our trip back to the US in December for our daughters wedding. We landed in San Francisco and spent the night there before flying on to Salt … Continue reading »

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Ice Skating at HouHai

First thing to know is that despite the title of this post we found most of the ice skating was at QianHai, south of HouHai. When we started out we didn’t know that, but we wanted to beat the crowds so we parked outside HouHai lake at 9am between two trees on the side of … Continue reading »

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Logistical Renewal

In hindsight moving to China during the middle of Chinese New Year wasn’t such a great idea.   Trying to shuffle logistics with bureaucracy during the biggest Chinese holiday is problematic at best and very frustrating at its worst.  Then a year later you have to renew your work permit and you have to go through … Continue reading »

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Best of 2011

I’ve started trying to pick through my favorite photographs on a monthly basis. This is an attempt to cull through those monthly favorites for a best of 2011. You can watch a slideshow here. Click through each photo for more information about when and where. 1. 2.  3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. … Continue reading »

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2011 Griffith Family Christmas Letter

What a wonderful busy busy year its been for everyone. This news letter recaps the family happenings, mostly written by Mark in the 3rd person. January This year began with us celebrating the New Year in Utah with the Zollingers. After the long drive back to Issaquah we frantically began cleaning out the house and … Continue reading »

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The 1000 Missed

This year (2011) I missed hitting my 1000 mile goal.  Why?  Several reasons…. We moved to China.   I lived on the 29th floor of a high rise on on Cougar Mountain two minute walk to trails;  But we did live right across from Chao Yang Park which had kilometers of trails and I did run there … Continue reading »

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Best of December 2011

Well 2011 is in the bag, its over and done.  December was a busy month with lots of photo ops.  Click on any photo for more details and info. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

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