Oh! I have a presentation to give? No problem!
And she pulls it off like the champion she is! (And then, there was napping.)
We went to the dinasaur egg deposits. Farmers used to use them for building.
Put a 1 rmb coin in the dinosaur's mouth and out pops an egg from her very anatomically correct vent.
Missus had to have those dumplings! Notice all those cases of Tsing Tao and Snow in the corner? SAB-Miller will give you a huge discount if you only carry their brands.
Lunch at a very rustic country inn. The toilet was a shed with a hole in the floor, and the river 30 feet below. Our egg has also hatched!
We stuck with Tsing Tao, but you can get all sorts of wines or ultra-hard liquors at most shops and inns. They're cool if you want to bring in your own stuff too.
Now to the Jade market. The Goverment wants everbody who trades in jade to move their business here. We'll see how that works out.
Sidewalk sitters hoping to pick up a few yuan. They hang around the workshops to find discards and fragments.
Of course, it's all masterpieces and rare samples. This teapot and the little tray below it would have been worth many thousands of dollars if that iron trace on the lid hadn't shown up. I sure the carver was heartsick.
A model of the jade market when finished. It's already pretty huge.
Some better carvings.
Off to the silk promotion authority! I hereby promote the silkworm moth to butterfly!
Silk batting, and other products.
Mom and Dad. Missus knitted those hats. There are matching scarves too.
The LuoYang Peony festival.
From L to R: Sister in law, Missus, our guide, and our neice.