This big sporty family hails from Ketchikan, Alaska, US. Nathon, Sara, Noah (9), Annika (8), Boden (6), Magnus (3), and David (1) have been in Beijing for four years already. Whenever possible the family rides around Shunyi on bikes. They have two trailers, a tandem bike, and a Dutch bike that carries two kids on the back, while the Noah rides along. That’s a lot of bikes.
Favorite sport to play: Snowboarding and underwater hockey.
Favorite sport to watch: American football
Favorite daytrip: We love checking out any part of the Great Wall.
Favorite Family rituals: Family dinners, running the stairs at the Houshayu Park stadium, and family movie nights.
Favorite store for groceries: Houshayu Market
Favorite date spot: Watching the jets take off or land, next to the runway at the airport with takeout.
Favorite restaurant: South German Bakery
Adapted Chinese culture: Driving like the locals, buying fruits and veggies fresh daily.
Favorite weekend activity: Riding bikes to lunch, dinner, or to the park as a family and snowboarding.
Photos: Dave’s Studio
This article appeared on p64 beijingkids November 2017 issue.
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