Our last evening in Hong Kong would be spent at a farewell banquet at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for those in the "yellow" group who had traveled with us since Beijing, but were now returning home. In reality the two groups did very little mingling, but we did get to know a couple of people from the "yellow" group and their tour escort, Fred. One of our group, Dick, from Denver, would also be returning home and not accompanying us to Bangkok. The pictures below are for those that traveled with us throughout China.

We were fortunate on this trip. All of the travelers were seasoned travelers and there really was very little whining and complaining the entire trip. We have fond memories of the group and would travel with them again in a heartbeat.

Left front to back: Alden (Mi.), Joann (Ma.), Barbara and Roy (Va.), Frank (Fl.). Right front to back: Herb (Ma.), Bob (Ma.), Clara (N.M.), and Lois (NM)

Left front to back: Nancy (Ca.), Jean (Az.),
and Dick (Co.).
Right front to back: Phil and Beth (N.Y.) and Anne

Left front to back: Tom and Fay (Ohio).
Right front to back: Hal (Pa.), Mae (NY), Alicia (standing), Placida (Ca.) and Carol.

A "Yellow Group" table. The only ones we knew
are seated on the right, 2nd and 3rd from the front: Bill and Maureen (Yellow Hat) from Ma.

Anne with Dick, our traveling companion who
would be returning to Colorado the next morning

Anne with Barbara, her companion to the "Pee Pee Palace" throughout China.

Carol, Mei and Alicia
Photo by John

The next morning we would all be boarding flights for different places. The Green Group, us, would be flying to Bangkok for the optional four-day extension to the tour, and the Yellow Group would be heading home. We would also be losing another of our group and that saddened us all. Mei, our tour escort since we arrived in Bangkok, would not be accompanying us to Bangkok. We would have to say our good-byes in Hong Kong and suffer the rest of the trip with a new tour escort in Bangkok. Unfortunately for the new tour escort she had a rather large set of shoes to fill because we all loved Mei so much and wished she was going with us.

Before heading off to Bangkok enjoy a few other shots taken along the way of members of the group:

In Beijing at the Summer Palace

In Beijing at the Imperial Palace
Photo by John

In Beijing at the Bell Tower

Phil and Hal

Anne and Mae

Herb and Alden

Phil, Beth, Alden, Herb and Anne
Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai

Joann and group in background
Three Gorges Dam

Clara, Mae, Alicia, Nancy, Anne, Herb and Alden, Li River Cruise

Anne and Roy, Yangtze Cruise

Phil and Beth

Barbara and Roy, Da Ning

DA Ning's Lesser Three Gorges

To all our fellow travelers, we enjoyed traveling with you and formed many wonderful memories of our time together. Maybe one day we'll cross paths again in another far off and exotic location. We look forward to it.

Now, for those of us in the Green Group and you on the Internet, let's go to Bangkok ...

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Welcome to our China 2001 Photo Album
Planning and Getting there: Grand Circle Tours and Northwest Airlines
Beijing : Arriving in Beijing | Tiananmen Square | The Imperial (Forbidden) Palace (1) | The Imperial Palace (2) | The Nine Sons of the Dragon
The Imperial Palace Garden | The Summer Palace | Summer Palace (2) | Summer Palace (3) | Summer Palace (4) | Local Beijing Market
Local Beijing Market (2) | Hutong | Bell Tower | Hutong Family, Dinner and the Opera | Cloisonné Factory | Ming Tombs | Ming Tombs (2)
Great Wall of China at Ba Da Ling | Temple of Heaven
Shanghai : Arriving Shanghai | Yuyuan Garden | Yuyuan Garden (2) | The Temple of the Jade Buddha | The Bund | Day Excursion to Suzhou
Silk Process | The Administrator's Garden of Suzhou | Shanghai Museum of Art
Cruising the Yangtze River : Yangtze Cruise, Day 1 | Yangtze Cruise, Day 2 | The Xiling and Wu Gorge | The Lesser Three Gorges
The Lesser Three Gorges (2) | The Qutang Gorge | Wanxian | The Last Day of Cruising | Regal China Cruise Lines
Chongqing : Chongqing
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors | Emperor's Qin's Terracotta Warriors (2) | Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall
Quilin : The Limestone Peaks of the Li River | The Limestone Peaks of the Li River (2) | Guilin and the Childrens Park | Children's Park (2) and Reed Flute Cave
The Hotels: Hotels, rail and air travel in China
Hong Kong : Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village | Hong Kong at Sunset | Hong Kong Bird & Flower Market
| New Territories Fishing Village | Hong Kong Farewell Dinner
Bangkok : Jim Thompson House and Golden Buddha | The Flower Market | The Food Vendors | Grand Palace | Mystical Figures | Brightly Painted Masks on Mystical Figures
Golden Mystical Figures | Buildings of the Grand Palace | Lunching at the Shangri La Hotel | Loy Nava Rice Barge Cruise | Ayutthaya, Ancient Capital of Siam
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and the Reclining Buddha | Bang Pa In, The Summer Palace |

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