Chinese Workingman

Thursday morning started with another delicious breakfast with my adopted family, and then a long day at the office.  Believe it or not, I actually had to sit in on meetings and sit through Chinese Power Point presentations, as well as a sit down with a local government representative who wanted to learn more about the club and what their plans were.

By the time 5:00 rolled around I was ready to get out and wander around town a bit.  A nice stroll through town included a stop at a little town store where the village elders were all gathered.  For those of you who have been to Cape Charles, imagine a Chinese Watson’s Hardware with tea instead of vodka.

Chinese WatsonsI had a great time talking with these guys, learning a bit of Chinese & teaching a bit of English.  By the time I headed home for dinner I had promised to never walk past without sitting down for a visit.  I have really started to feel like this little village is my home in China, and having tea with the Mayor and his friends certainly helped to reinforce my comfort here.

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