Twelve days ago (March 20th to be exact) Wayne and I celebrated our thirtieth wedding anniversary by using our newly acquired multiple-entry visas to China (yes, we need a visa to enter the mainland of China from Hong Kong). We took the metro, and 45 minutes and two checkpoints later, we were in the great shopping land of Shenzen, where you can buy a cheap imitation of anything. Anything.
We, however, did not linger in the shopping areas but splurged and took a ten minute taxi to a place I had read about called the Shenzen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden. There we:
|posed by trees planted by Deng Xiaoping in 1992|
|took turns posing...|
|on the Fairy Lake bridge.|
|Admired the Fairy Land landscape.|
|lots and lots|
|and things besides cacti to look at!|
|Each cactus blooms in its own way...|
|At last, the petrified forest! I've always wanted to see a petrified forest.|
|and even closer... petrified wood is like marble.|
|The 30th wedding anniversary meal in Shenzen was cheap, and the photography was free!!!|
So stay tuned! Blessed Holy Week!