Peter needed a day to recuperate from his cold so he stayed home from school, and Sue stayed home most of the day with him.
I went out to the Police Security Bureau this AM to finally get our 1 year residency permits for all 5 of us. 2000 RMB and a trip to Shanghai later, success!
Next I went down the next street exploring and found a wonderful shopping district with street performers. This guy was signing in a falsetto voice and playing his cymbal.
Seemed like a tourist area for other Chinese - no other Westerners and it was very interesting to look in the shops. Cheap souvenirs, antiques, jade, silk, paintings - you name it!
What shopping center isn't complete without its own laughing Buddha?
Another street performer who was wowing the crowds with his magic tricks.
From the shopping center, I saw a beautiful temple up on a hill. I wanted to see if I could get to it although I didn't know anything about it, so I started walking! Turns out it is called Wushan Mountain, or 'Town God Mountain.'
Here's the gorgeous temple that was on top. Since I had come all this way, I thought surely I should hike to the top of the temple. When I got inside, I found that it had been retrofitted with an elevator! Sweet!
Wushan Mountain, covered with trees, right in the middle of downtown!
Very nice pathway to the temple. I saw a sign that said the temple had been relocated here in 1189. Got to make way for progress!
Then I hopped in a taxi and headed home to pick up Sophie.
Sophie was in school until 3:15 - she slept 1/2 hour at school so she was fairly energetic tonight
Some friends gave us 2 tickets to a FIFA World Cup International Women's soccer match. It was a double-header, but Jack only wanted to stay for the first game. It was a match between Ghana and Australia and was very exciting. Australia won, 4 - 1.
We looked in the stadium store for munchies, and look what we found - duck tongues! Yum!
Some of the Ghana Booster Club! Strange faces to see in China!
... and here's Pete, ready for the game to start!
Jack was in school until 4:30 again today, and we left for the soccer match before he came home. He REALLY didn't want to go to school today but he came home in a good mood. We're on Day 41 in China and everyone is doing great!