Sunday, May 4, 2014

Memaw and peepaw's first visit to singapore.

Going for a walk on the first day
they arrived in Singapore!
I can't believe it has almost been a week since Linna's MeMaw and PeePaw (Papa Saigh's parents from Mankato, MN) left Singapore to head back home to Minnesota. We were thrilled to have them visit us for almost two weeks, and it seriously feels empty in our condo without them here. My in-laws haven't traveled much outside the US, so getting them on a 20+ hour flight to come to Singapore was a pretty remarkable event in itself.

Their visit seemed to come at the perfect time, as my father-in-law just retired a few weeks ago, and like everyone back home, they needed to get out of the crazy cold and dreary weather Minnesota has been experiencing. I'm not sure they were fully prepared for the "oven" we call Singapore, but we all had a fantastic time while they were here.

We took MeMaw and PeePaw to Bintan Island in Indonesia, the Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay, Easter Sunday Brunch at The Equinox (Swissotel - The Stamford), their first hawker food center, Clarke Quay, Grease at Marina Bay Sands, and they tried their first Singapore Sling and Chilli Crab while they were here. It was heart-warming to see Linna with her MeMaw and PeePaw, as we've been away from our Minnesota family off and on for almost two years.

Saying goodbye this time around was REALLY difficult, and their visit makes us realize how much we're sacrificing being away from home. We are happy and thankful to be living in Singapore, but it's never easy being 10,000+ miles away from family. We miss you MeMaw and PeePaw, and we'll see you again in October (that's only five more months MeMaw!).

Here are some photos from MeMaw and PeePaw's visit to Singapore...

Chilli Crab at Jumbo.

Linna and her PeePaw at the Singapore Zoo.

Linna and her MeMaw being seals at the Singapore Zoo.

Making potato soup and eating MeMaw's "bumps on a log".

Gardens by the Bay at night.

Gardens by the Bay's Cloud Dome.

PeePaw in the water at our resort in Bintan.

Linna and her PeePaw on the beach in Bintan.

Clarke Quay/Robertson Quay/Boat Quay.

Coloring Easter eggs with her MeMaw in Singapore.

Opening Easter presents.

MeMaw and PeePaw's first hawker food experience - spicy Indian!

Swimming at the condo with MeMaw.

Easter Brunch at the Equinox. Ask MeMaw about the champagne!

Cool PeePaw.

Kisses for PeePaw in Bintan.

Bintan. I love this photo!

PeePaw is sleeping, and we have a photo-bomber. Easter Brunch at The Equinox.

PeePaw trying sashimi for the first time. He liked it!
Our Easter Sunday brunch view at The Swissotel (The Equinox). Fantastic!

MeMaw and PeePaw on the beach in Bintan - Love birds.

Playing cards with her MeMaw and PeePaw.

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