Our first “going out” experience was to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens and Dragon Boating!
After a long bus ride* and a short walk, we arrived at the Gardens.
*We learned that the smell of orange can help if you are feeling motion sick!
Did you know that up to 200 people could live in one home like the one at the gardens?
Here is NM with his three wives, his honorable father and his mother.
What type of tree is this? Pink seed pods and white flowers…
Under our feet lay tiny plants that give off a refreshing mint scent when walked upon.
Time to feed the koi! They call the koi with the vibrations of the gong!
Our last activity before leaving was to create dragon charms to carry with us on the water. We choose beads of wisdom, peace, luck and virtue.
Before we can get in the boats, we get a quick paddle and safety lesson.
The boys enjoyed being able to stand at the front of the train and watch our journey home along the tracks.