But other holidays are a huge break. We are winding down National Day holiday, which is October 1st, but the whole country takes off the 1st to 7th. We stayed in Beijing last year, and even the grocery store was closed for 3 days.
This year, we were invited to accompany friends to Qingdao on the Yellow Sea coast. Nice!
|We walked the shore the night we arrived.|
|Tsingtao brewery. Not very Chinese-looking? Germans started the brewery in 1903!|
Turns out, there was a bit of an agenda. Yes, vacation at the coast, but our friends run a school in Beijing, and a former student's family had moved down to the area, and the mother is trying to get this school to open a branch down there. Brett would be a prime candidate to manage that location while our friend oversees operations from Beijing.
|Buying crabs in Jimo|
In short, we may be moving within the year. That's as much as I can wrap my head around at this point. There are so many details to be worked out, and I've worked with this school through potential franchise situations before - witnessing them fall flat for various reasons.
|8 hrs by car, but a bullet train would be 4-ish.|
Or it could be nothing.
This could all be pie in the sky.
I have let it go. It only concerns me insofar as my beloved husband may want to talk things out in advance.
For my part? Life is the same.
It was a nice vacation, though. Check it out!
|Dinner at Tsingtao Beer Garden, the first night.|
|The following day, Brett and I split from the pack and their kids.|
|I got to feel the sand between my toes once again. >sigh<|
|Nothing better than the sound of the waves.|
|A sculpture of getting a tattoo!|
|The goods sold by the "board"walk are different here.|
|If we move, it would be to here... in the outskirts, a "growing" area.|