Saturday we wanted to spend time with Tricia & Alan. So, we set out for scenic area Qipanshan. The lotus is a symbol of beauty and fertility for the Chinese, and each year locals celebrate the blooming of lotus flowers. It is the time of year right now that lotus flowers are in bloom. For 3 weeks, the end of July and first of August there is a Lotus Festival at the Lotus Garden at West lake, Shenyang.
It is just really nice to get out of the city on the weekends! After the Lotus garden we had lunch with our drivers, went for a drive to Qipanshan and went for a walk in the woods. If you didn’t know it you wouldn’t think we were in China…well until we happened upon Chinese people gathering greens and saw these Chinese buildings from the back side of Northeast Film and TV city.
Today was a wonderful day! What made it even better, and the reason I can blog and add lots of pics. Our internet is working great. Our friend Tim came over and helped David figure out a few things, David tried a few more things, and our land lord and a techy friend of his came to the apartment tonight and for now…everything is working great!!
Tonight I am blogging from my apartment, enjoying a cup of coffee, and the amazing view with all the lights. But that’s another post someday!