Trip 4: Days 13 - 22
I’ll admit, I’ve been fairly busy and lost my track on what days I did what!
Yet we will begin on some day unknown with Liaoda and I exploring yet another newer mall in his city~
Thiss day we started out at a less known mall. which the only pictures I have are of where we ate for lunch!
We wore our couple shirts that day however, which was fun!
Here Liaoda and I are at Ben, a small restaurant. We’re wearing our HiPanda Couple shirts that say, ‘…I like kill you softly!’
An interesting array of sea foods above along with a delivious aloe yogurt below!
After finishing up at Ben, we were off to a mall that we had visted last year but was incomplete. This year is is fully functional!
A fresh orange juice machine that seems to be cropping up everywhere now. A little expensive, but not bad. 10 RMB, which is just a tad over a dollar, for freshly squeezed orange juice~
Chinese Toys R Us~
Some adorable, or creepy, doll cakes!
The indoor ice-skating they have on the fifth floor~
The outdoor dining area.
And a tasty milk tea Liaoda stirred up~
After that we went and searched for dinner. We went to a hot pot place that was too expensive…so after a hasty retreat we ran to a cheap place where you selected food and grilled it at your table.
The day or so after the mall exploration we went out to the farm lands to visit Liaoda’s grandmother. On the way we stopped by a friend of Liaoda’s father. She is a woman who loves to pray and within her home an entire building is dedicated shrines to Buddhas.
It was here the family prayed with the friend and had some fortunes fortold before we continued on our way to his grandmother.
Here is the stray cat Liaoda’s mother feeds. Last year, not many posts back, you can see this cat as a kitten only a few months old! Now she has grown and is missing an eye. Nonetheless, she is beautiful!
After a lunch of home made dumplings, everyone was up for some Mah Jong! I learned how to play this game not long after this day. And I have to day, if we were playing for money I would have made quite a bit!
On the wall you can see a line of eight flower wall hangings. These were all painted by Liaoda’s mother~
And let us not forget the family pooch~
After a while at the grandmother’s, we were off for the city once more as there was a dinner to get to!
The dinner was with a family from last year that I had met. They have an adorable boy with great English. He studies and does homework than he gets the chance to have fun, but he is a sweety.
Some ‘cocktails’ the family brought for drinking at the dinner. They were very sweet!
Finally a long hot sweaty day was done! And I was good and ready for sleep after such a long day!
To be Continued~