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Tracy's mom finished her long journey to Weifang at about 1am Friday morning, nevertheless she seemed full of good cheer later that morning and was ecstatic to meet pop. Tracy's mom gave daddio a bunch, no, a gross of tea and a tea pot. Daddy was so grateful, flattered and rather shocked to recieve so many presents the first time meeting. It left him a little speechless but surely enthusiastic to recieve so much tea.
Soon enough our dear friends, Peter and Val, showed up and we all got to chat for a while before heading out to Shou Guang. Shou Guang is a small village on the outskirts of Weifang proper where, every year, they have a vegetable fair showcasing a massive array of various plants, vegetables and flowers.
Shou Guang had an extraordinary collection of things and stuff, but it also had something that China has no lack of whatsoever. People. Lot's of them. Most of them were enraptured to see not one, not two, but FOUR FOREIGNERS all together at the same time, browsing the joint. This is quite an unimaginable circumstance to relay to Americans but take a wonder what it would be like if there were only short, black people in America.
Anyways, in Shou Guang, Peter, Val, dad and I got to experience lot's of this stuff and it was quite hilarious to do this with dad. Hahahaha! Shou Guang had massive vegetables, hanging from vines, from bamboo rickets in the ceiling, from faux-cement trees and waterfalls and ponds all displayed in 'greenhouses/warehouses' spread across the grounds. They all were arranged creatively, artfully and all admired the lay out.
After seeing what there was to see in Shou Guang, we headed back to the city and had some food. After lunch Peter and Val departed and the four of us (Tracy, her mom, Dad and I) walked over to the tailor street nearby.
We departed tailor street, beared witness to more curious, perplexed and generally excited Chinese folk and took the bus back to the apartment. After a busy morning and afternoon, dad was happy to relax and chat with my girlfriend and her mom. A calm, quiet ending to an otherwise busy and noisy day.