Feb 24, 2006
Dec 31, 2007
We said our goodbyes to Oma and Jenny after another delicious breakfast and began our drive back to Taipei. Rather than take the exasperatingly slow main highway, we figured that if we were going to be stuck going slow we might as well have a good view. So we drove the coastal highway and decided to just stop whenever something looked interesting. Driving was nice as we cruised through some small villages and the highway was directly between the ocean and the soaring coastal mountains. We stopped at a few beaches and enjoyed the view and walking on the beach. We dropped in on a hopping fish market and saw the boats come in with their fresh catches and tasted some fried fishies. We detoured to Keelung to go to Enons favorite food stalls in the night market and then just chilled in the hotel before taking a midnight stroll around our surprisingly unhappening neighborhood.
The next day we just putted around the main station area and I tried to cheer up a grouchy Enon before I left. Since her last name is Chia, I ended up giving her a new Chinese first name, Grao (pronounced like 'now'), so I could introduce her in the future as Grao Chia - to match her grouchy disposition of that last day! Well, I thought it was funny...and it is in a dorky linguistic sort of way...right?! :-)