Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home

Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home
we will be here until all our kids have a family of their own

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thatched cottage of Du Fu....

Yesterday was a non stop adventure. From the pandas in the morning to dinner at our favourite restaurant in beautiful Chengdu.Pandas lasted from 830 to 1130. The reserve is housed in a very well run and lovely park and at this time of year it is not very busy so our little group felt like we had the place to ourselves. It goes without saying the pandas were adorable.
As soon as we got back we turned around and headed out again. A quick cab ride and we were at the historical home of the famous Chinese poet, Du Fu. We spend the entire afternoon exploring that and wandering around the Tibetan quarter. It was all very colourful and interesting.
By 6 we were home again at Sim's Cozy Guesthouse. We played with Dian Dian (meets tiny) the sweet little Jack Russell. He follows all the guests around looking for hand outs and he was darting around with a fish from the pond in his mouth. too cute!!
All the back packers here were in a spin because they were banned from going to Tibet because there are serious problems there this week.
There are people from all over the planet here. Wish we could stay longer. We really like Chengdu but we are also missing the kids and spend a fair amount of time talking about them.
We sampled some of the fiery Sichuan food here at dinner. Tofu and veggies and rice and lots of mushrooms of all kinds. The food is so good and we are eating well including all kinds of fruits. The menus are 2 centimeters thick and have pictures which is helpful if there is no English.
If there is English it is often very funny. We had fungus with cow disease as one of the items!(mushrooms and beef) Pretty tasty too!!
It was a day I will remember.

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