This morning, 14 adults ranging in ages from early twenties to around sixty, and five children ranging from 8 months to about eight years old, got on the long distance bus to the Gardens. Amazingly, we all got seats, which was great since the Gardens are about an hour away. It rained hard last night but was clear and beautiful today.
We entered on the Chinese side of the park and were immediately surrounded by beautiful flowers.
Brown eyed daisies, day lily's and coneflowers! Reminded me of Missouri.
Beautiful little sub-gardens for different part of China. We got in a little trouble for taking a picture of Chairman Mao as it was a place for people to post and pay to have their picture taken. We didn't know and felt a little bad.
Lunch- chicken feet or peanut butter and jelly 都 可以。
Through the woodlands- green, green, green.
Resting on the big, swinging hammocks.
Cross this bridge at your own risk- no warning sign!
Warning sign for the signs for bridges across the water. Good practical advice- Be careful and act in accordance with your own strength!
Bridges across the water.
We ignored this part of the park.
On to the children's park.
Where the "children" played.
Any of our Columbia friend's recognize this woman?
Apparently it takes a village to change a diaper.
It was a wonderful, wonderful day. We enjoyed the garden, enjoyed being with our friends and their really fun kids and enjoyed meeting some new friends. We are hoping to go back in the Fall to really see some fall colors and renew our need for nature again.