While I taught today, Sue took Cara, Shawn,and the boys to the Botanical Gardens, where many trees were in bloom with flowers and new leaves.
The sun came out in this gorgeous bamboo forest.
Wedding photos in China are done way before the wedding, so the guests don't have to wait for the photography to be done. This couple was getting their wedding picture done in the bamboo forest.
Peter and Jack were of course very happy to see running water. Anytime there is water and sticks available, they're satisfied! Boys will be boys!
Cara, hanging out at the Botanical Garden in Hangzhou.
Tonight, we took them to the night market, where there are all sorts of items to be sold. Good stuff plus cheap knock-offs.
Lots of stuff to buy, and lots of bargaining going on.
Sunglasses season is coming!!
Shawn and Sue doing some shopping. They did a great job bargaining with the locals, using a pen and paper, or a calculator to discuss numbers.
Sue found this local artist's wife that said her husband was going to retire THIS WEEK, so everything was CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP! I wonder how many years she has said she will retire THIS WEEK?!?!
... and here's the artist himself - he showed us a picture of himself in some art book. Sue liked his art and bought a few of his pieces.
Then it was off to another shopping district, that was nicely lit...
A decoration at one of the shops we perused...
Sophie got some carmelized-sugar covered strawberries and sat down to enjoy them.
A few moments later, a little friend wandered over, and decided it was a good place to sit and enjoy his candy too!