Lunch and The Ox
Anne sitting by the fountain at the resort where we had lunch
Our next stop following the farming village was at a beautiful resort for lunch. This was not the same place we stopped on our first trip into China, but it was equally as nice. Lunch was served and quite good, and it brought back memories from that first trip. During lunch we were seated at a round table. In the center was a lazy Susan the waitresses placed bottled sodas and beers on. We each reached forward to take our preferred drink and the man sitting next to me took a long-neck bottle of beer. Having secured his beer he immediately began to wife the top edge, as we often do when drinking from bottles, and he noticed that there was a chip on the edge. He summoned the waitress, pointed to the broken chip and gave her the bottle. She looked the bottle over and placed it back on the lazy Susan. The man again picked up the bottle and emphatically pointed out the broken chip on the bottle's rim. She took the bottle from him and again placed it back on the lazy Susan. At that point he gave up recognizing the fact that there was no way that bottle was going back to the kitchen. It remained on the lazy Susan until we left.
<< The fountain area of the resort was under construction but promised to be beautiful.

Picture of the moat >>
surrounding the restaurant with its rock gardens.

Art, a Ming Dog and Anne

Flowers growing in the garden

Ken and Darla
On the way to our next destination, the Memorial Middle School of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, we passed a number of fields with Oxen roaming free. Anne wanted a picture of an Ox so we requested they stop the bus to allow us to take a picture. They cordially obliged, but when the bus stopped and I stepped up to the front to get off and get a good picture of the Ox they refused to open the door and let me out. As you can see by the streaks and spots this photo was taken through the bus window. Not very good but another memory.
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Planning the trip and Getting There
Singapore -- Orchard Road | Chinatown | Merlion Park | Arab Town and Indian District | Tang Dynasty City | Singapore Zoo | Mandai Orchid Garden | Sentosa Island
Hong Kong -- Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong at Night and the New Territories | Lok Ma Chau | Kowloon | Causeway Bay
Macau -- Monte Hill and St. Paul's | A-Ma Temple and Lou Lem Ioc Garden
People's Republic of China -- The Border and Farming Village | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Home | Chinese Market
Bangkok -- The City and Weekend Market | The Grand Palace | Grand Palace (Emerald Buddha) | Grand Palace (Dusit Group) | Ayutthaya (Reclining Buddha) | Ayutthaya (Ruins) | Bang-Pa-In Palace | Chao Phraya River
Phuket -- The Hotel and Popeye | Phuket Island | The Beaches and Local Wat | Promthep Cape
Japan -- Tokyo | Niko & Toshogu Shrine | Osaka & Kyoto | Visiting Friends | Nara | Hiroshima & Miyajima | Going Home
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