Tonight was our last chance for an early flight home, but it was not to be. So, we are now readying for tomorrow night's midnight departure. Our flights home are grueling. After leaving at midnight from Hanoi, we arrive in Seoul at 7 in the morning. We depart Seoul at 6 at night! Twelve hours later we finally touch down on U.S. soil. We would love prayers for the smoothness of the flight (i.e. sleeping, happy baby) and layover hours.
We enjoyed today. It was mellow and gray, and after a quiet morning, we walked the botanical gardens near here. There was very little in bloom (begonias, cyclomen, and chrysanthemums were the only color), but walking the quiet paths along tree lined ponds was pleasant. Alex got a kick out finding a large cage of monkeys, and I was thrilled to finally see birds (although they were caged too). It was a lovely morning.
Rooftop dining near Hoan Kiem Lake was a treat. We enjoyed prawns for dinner, an incredible view, and excellent company. MyLinh loved my strawberry sundae (that tasted very little like strawberries and mostly like...pink), and she made friends (yet again) with the waitstaff! We are hoping for sunshine tomorrow as we say good-bye to this lovely country.