Today, Sunday, was definitely more relaxing for us than most Chinese. Sue was supposed to have classes today, to make up for a holiday we had last month, on April 4th. Tomorrow is also supposed to be a holiday, but it is also a make-up day for June 9th. In the U.S., we just have holidays. Here, they make up many of their holidays by trading them with weekend days!
As I sit here writing this, on Sunday, I can hear the school children getting off of their school busses after a day at school. As the boys say, "Sucks to be them!"
Peter and Jack at the Shanghai train station today as we made the trip back to Hangzhou.
The train station restaurant has some delicious Illy coffee. How can we refuse!?!
The waitress played with Sophie for awhile, which is standard procedure whenever we go to a restaurant, then snapped this picture of us in transit.
Peter tried to take a picture of us all asleep on the train, but with all of these children around, I always sleep with one eye open.
Jack had taken his rabbit, Blackjack to our friend's house on Thursday to be cared for while we were away. Unfortunately, within a few hours of the rabbit's arrival, it died! We're not sure why - was it too scared from the bike ride over there? Did a cat or some other animal scare it to death? Did it eat some bad food? We're not sure, but we were sad to lose her!
I will try to convince Jack NOT to get another rabbit before we go home in about 55 days - and then try to figure out what to do with it!
The friends that watched Blackjack were the same ones whose fish I watched when they went to Thailand. Their electricity failed for several days, so more than 80% of their fish died. I guess we shouldn't watch each other's pets any more!!