Hi Simmers! Last time Abe died, and now that the depressing shit is over, it’s time for a grand adventure! I have had WA for a VERY long time, and I very rarely travel. First, I’ve seen the glitches everyone has experienced, and experienced my own first hand. A family I was very fond of went to France, and the mom vanished when they got back. She still had a square on the sidebar, but it was empty, and there was nothing I could do to get her back… but now I’m smart! I save before going in case there’s problems. And seriously, I’m not sure I’d ever gone to China, and it’s STUNNING. Let the Zale Family Adventures Begin! (we had fun!)
First, before heading off to China, the kids are SO CUTE!
Celine looks JUST like Blair. Dawww.
And look how handsome Cyrus is!
I planned on going boy/girl/boy/girl, and it’s a boy’s turn, so I’m almost positive Cyrus will be the next TH, however, Celine has Abe’s gray eyes, so I’m not completely decided. But aren’t they fantastic? I think so too.
Leif, amidst his midlife crisis rolled a wish to travel abroad, since it’s one I can do in an ISBI, we pounced on it! (As well as buying a car worth more than $10,000 – I just sold the one they had and bought it again and painted it red. – ISBI Ninja Master)
I thought China was so stunning, you’ll hear me raving about it a LOT. Several of the pictures I took were just because it was so beautiful! You’ve been warned.
Almost all of them immediately rolled a want to see the Terra Cotta Army, so I locked it in for everyone and off we went! What the hell?!?
Has China always had boats? Or is it just because I have Island Paradise? Anyway, the family route failed and tapped their toes forEVER, then they finally got in the water taxi. It went 3.2 millimeters, and then they all got out. Seriously, I laughed out loud. Nice EA. Nice. I want to be a beta tester, this crap wouldn’t fly with me testing this game. Just sayin’.
Then I discovered they brought their CAR too? Who does that?
It also went about 2 meters, then they all got out and ran…
…for ages, leaving poor Celine and her little child legs behind. Aw. I think it’s the Dayes who traveled with ghost children, and they floated all this crap – I can only imagine how painfully annoying that was now.
But it was worth it, cuz WOW!
Beautiful game is beautiful. 0_0
Bettina respectfully greats locals…
…and then it’s SHOPPING time. I love recipes and cooking in this game, so I wanted those things, and I have never, not once, not a single time ever done ANYTHING martial arts, so I wanted to buy those things for the legacy house. Current generation isn’t really fitting of it, but I’m sure there will be one some day!
Shop shop shop!
Such a beautiful world.
I also really like the base camp here… but that’s later…
Since I can only control Bettina, I just kinda ignored the family, but I found most of them buying food
But little girl Celine is left to run around, alone, in the dark, in a foreign country.
And I think she stole someone’s bike…
Yup, definitely stolen because she must of ditched it somewhere…
…in the beautiful, beautiful scenery. OMG.
Base Camp Adventures
So I followed Celine to basecamp, and this book was just sitting on this table. I totally stole it. And it was fun.
Bettina – not exactly making friends
And reading with Cyrus while Leif eats…
What is that?
Sorry it’s pretty dark… it’s a BAGEL! I freakin’ LOVE bagels! Can you only get them in China? Strange…
Where’s Celine? Don’t worry, she’s fine!
She found a lovely bed, in a lovely room with a million dollar view. Wow.
Leif and Betts find sometime to themselves…
I love this pic. Leif’s face, and the waterfall out the window. It’s stunning – and funny. LOL
Here’s one sleepy Cyrus
In a beautiful place. ISBI fails or almost failures don’t seem to annoy me at all when surrounded by such pretty pixels!
Just after Cyrus finally found a bed, and Bettina and Leif had only recently fallen asleep… Celine wakes up. With not much else to do, I stalk her and take pictures. Totally norms.
Isn’t she adorable? I love her pjs.
She grabs a bite… Cleans it up. (Aw, such a good girl.)
And grabs a book off the shelf. It had the hilarious title of “Rice Tourist’s Companion”.
Behold! Wild Adventurers Appear! Celine must’ve been up REALLY early to beat the adventurers out of bed!
Her name is Tosha, which made me think of Tasha Yar, who just totally died in the TNG episode I just watched. Aw.
And then this explorer, appeared desperate for sustenance
Celine has ALMOST finished the rice book!
Muscular Legged Dude in the Background “Check out these guns, baby!”
A disturbance in the basecamp!
Look closely. Are they fighting or woohooing? By the time they stood up and straightened themselves out, I was even more confused… But yeah, this skirmish was brought to you by Bonnie and Fahed.
Celine: Makin’ Faces! (seriously, I hope someone else wakes up soon – I didn’t realize I’d so documented Celine’s hours alone so closely…)
Celine: That Rice Tourist book? IT SUCKED
OMG THANK THE LLAMA!
Bettina is finally awake! I must’ve been distracted just enough to watch her slob trait emerge. She’s so micromanaged that she rarely has time. And you know how diva sims do that weird sing-to-themselves-with-intense-passion thing? I think I’ve seen Betts do it once… Which is good, because I freakin’ hate that thing. Anyhoo
Don’t LOOK Gnome! I’m so ashamed! Nomomomomonomom!
Is she elderfaced again?
Yes. Gross and creepy.
Leif must of really enjoyed what Bettina offered up in the exotic love bed
“It’s my wife! I loves her!”
You two are sickening, especially since you were both asking for a DIVORCE like, 24 sim hours ago.
The entire family is in the above picture. They’re just invisible now. Lovely.
And then they were all back and I calmed down. I was a bit worried.
What is she eating? It looks like brains. Nasty. I’d be choking on it too! What is this, Fear Factor?
Bettina channels Angelica – aw. She’s not nearly as gifted with it as her mom was.
But she’s just as angst-y! Worth noting, this is Angelica’s actual guitar. Which I think is neat.
Then I saw this creeper doing this…
Celine! Don’t ask strangers for BEDTIME STORIES! Totally inappropriate! (checks her traits) Nope! Where are your parents!?!
Nice Leif. He then tried to get to a bathroom, but China’s basecamp has like, six thousand stairs, so…
When did we last see Cyrus?
Oh wait, that’s Leif. Moving on…
Siblings are cute.
And, it’s go home time! Goodbye Beautiful Shang Simla! (Or whatever it’s called)
The entire China trip would have had to been restarted, but I actually saved a Zales in China file about half way through – so I reopened them, and just kinda watched since I didn’t really want any more pictures…
I had to power off my computer to get it functional again.
And FINALLY, I thought they’d made it home and cue ERROR
So I went to bed and tried again this morning. It took three more times, but they finally made it home safe and sound!
I also finally did a little bit of landscaping. Looks much better. Great? No – but better.
So! Next time there’s a Prom for Cyrus, and unknown adventures await the rest of them! I plan on playing later this afternoon, but my dogs need to run and play, and the new Delicious game came out, so I kinda want to play that too, and my TNG obsession is happening right now, and well, not enough hours in the day for all my desired leisure activities. Come back soon and Happy Simming!
Oh, and I’ll try to play until Celine ages into a teenager so we can better decide if we really want her or Cyrus. See you soon!