Sister Cities

It is San Francisco week at the Shanghai Expo as the two cities commemorate having been sister-cities for 30 years. National and state dignitaries (if you will) such as Senator Diane Feinstein, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, former US Secretary of State George Shultz and former Mayors Frank Jordan and Willie Brown all attended various gatherings at the Expo here in Shanghai.
 

As written in the "Shanghai Daily," “California's largest-ever infrastructure project, 67,000 tons of Shanghai steel will be used. When finished in 2013, the iconic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will symbolically "bridge" Shanghai and San Francisco...”
 
 

Yesterday we accompanied Jim to a San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Showcase at the Expo on the Puxi side.
 


Jim’s employer Caltrop along with Alta Vista presented their current progress on the project.
 


After the presentation and reception we spent the remainder of the day exploring the Pudong side of Expo. I have so many more photos to show you, but only one hour until Jameson will probably wake up. Since we are off to Korea for the weekend, I need to use this time to pack, call credit card companies etc… I suppose I could add a few photos while I complete those tasks. I can multi-task… just don’t be surproised if their arre alaught of spelling errorrs.

The Ireland Pavilion Queue...
 

Jameson’s name-sake… Actually he is just "James' son", but he is the life of the party just like Irish Whiskey!
 

 
Someone dared me to do my version of “River Dance” on this blocked off stage
Never dare and Irish woman unless you are prepared for embarrassment.
 

Yesterday we visited the Pavilions for Ireland, Brazil, Columbia (where we were VIPs thanks to Carolina) and finally the USA. I will write more about my impressions and share photos of both the Expo and Korea next week.   

Thanks for reading, replying and keeping in contact with us! It warms my heart to know that we may stay connected with you all while we are on the other side of the planet! 
 

3 comments

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Lori what fun to be able to attend a World's Fair! That is so exciting! Have a safe and FUN trip to Korea! Love the pictures....keep them coming! Love you all! Lisa

    Lori what fun to be able to attend a World's Fair! That is so exciting! Have a safe and FUN trip to Korea! Love the pictures....keep them coming! Love you all! Lisa

  • ToniSekermestrovichAbbott

    ToniSekermestrovichAbbott

    Lori, Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on your blog. It's so wonderful the things you get to do. Glad you are all doing well. Toni

    Lori,
    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on your blog. It's so wonderful the things you get to do. Glad you are all doing well.
    Toni

  • Keala

    Keala

    We do read all your Blogs...that is, when we get the chance. Summer is a busy one this year but hope to slow down by August. Glad to see your notes and pictures. Keep well, enjoy your time and memories of China... We await your return. Don't look back just live it! We love you all!

    We do read all your Blogs...that is, when we get the chance. Summer is a busy one this year but hope to slow down by August.

    Glad to see your notes and pictures. Keep well, enjoy your time and memories of China...

    We await your return. Don't look back just live it!

    We love you all!

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