Travel Blogs from Hefei
The end of the school year was always a slow death, however as a student you were forced to attend, and once the weather truly got hot in Minnesota you knew it was about time to get out of Dodge. Here at my current school in China, where the school year lasts until mid-July and they give random, chaotic "holidays" intermingled with 12-14 day work periods, the end of the school year as a teacher is pure hell. You have two extremes ...
... get gestured in the right direction. Given the poor conditions we skipped climbing a number of the peaks as there really would have been no view at all, which on the plus side saved our legs from at least 1000 more steps! Despite the cloud we enjoyed the well paved walk, with thousands of steps going over the mountain, passing Flying Rock (a huge boulder perched on a vertical drop), a narrow chasm, Lotus Peak ...
... my closet and put up my winter clothes and got out my spring/summer clothes. But, alas, winter decided to turn around and wave goodbye, apparently, as it is now back down around 40 degrees. I'm just going to tough it out with my light windbreaker jacket because I don't want to get out my winter clothes again. I prefer winter anyway, so it wont be too bad for me.
So here are a collection of pictures from the end of winter and beginning of Spring: ...
... dinner is the first real Thanksgiving dinner that Mary and I have had in China, and it was great. She and Gen got together and cooked everything up, managed to get a Turkey (those are not cheap here, or easy to find- we couldn't easily find one in Zhuhai because there were more foreigners there), and they made some stuffing and casserole. It was a wonderful time with our close brothers and we're grateful for it!
... of the one day that we got some real snow in Hefei (that's a rare happening), some pictures of the neighborhood dog, and outside the new EPC where we'll be teaching next semester (unfortunately, the director forgot to get the key, so we weren't able to go inside the new EPC).
I hope you all enjoy,
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