On Sunday Chuck and I took a walk first stopping by the old campus then walking down Yihe Lu. We stopped by the printers and found went into a shop we have seen but never walked in before. Maven is a store with imported items. We made Nate’s day by coming home with tortilla chips and a spicy Korean red sauce that looks like salsa (way hotter than any salsa we have ever had). We then headed around the block to go home and found an ice cream store, 100% Milk, and also a second IKEA. The second IKEA doesn’t look to be any larger than the first one we saw here on Song Shan Lu.
On Monday we Chuck and I took Nate to Maven then we went to a park with a lake (water with boats but I didn’t get on) and lots of cool statues of the Chinese Zodiac, a Buddha, and old time village people. We got lunch out and brought it back to the apartment. After lunch I embraced naptime but the guys stayed up. Chuck went out and Nate and I stayed in the house. Nate’s light in his room went out and his room truly turned into a cave, much to his delight.
Today Chuck and I went in search of lunch in a little restaurant near our house. On our way to Wanda Plaza to check on an order of piano music we passed a market housed in a large warehouse type of building. My piano music wasn’t in yet so we spent some time just wandering around inside of Wanda Plaza. Okay so it is way nicer than walking in the heat. Plus it wasn’t time yet for our appointment with the Chinese Traditional Medicine Doctor. Our backs have been out so we went to get them adjusted. Chuck got cupping and I had a massage. The massage table is super comfortable and if the massage hadn’t been medical I would have fallen to sleep. After getting the back massaged I sat on a stool and had my neck and shoulders massaged. After our massages we rode back to the market we saw. I got some hair barrettes and a replacement set of earphones. My lovely purple pair snapped in two so I got some that clip on the ears. As a surprise tonight we had dinner with Jessie, Jeff, and Bill. Jessie is visiting family on this part of town. Bill lives in this part of town so Nate and Bill can get together. Well it is late let me get this posted and off to bed. Talk to you soon!