Some people say that you are addicted to shopping this year, traveling one after another. Yes, after 20 days, we went on another trip. But this time, not to summer vacation, but a special companionship.
Our son suddenly came back from Shanghai to give us a big surprise, and our daughter was just about done with her share of the work, but in the summer heat, air conditioning, wifi and iced watermelon constituted our children's summer escape. I was secretly discussing with my husband how to spend my son's precious vacation and my daughter's few remaining summer days with him. We tentatively asked, "Why don't we go on a trip?" To my surprise, my son agreed, saying, "I'll go wherever Mom and Dad are, and I'll come back to be with you." The trip was a total reunion, we ate together, lived together, sat in one car, shopped together, talked together, laughed together, and our whole family was together 24 hours a day.
During the trip, in the spirit of responsibility for ourselves, our families and others, we strictly abide by the immunization policy of each province and ensure that we have 48-hour nucleic acid certificates before traveling. However, when we got home and exited the highway to enter the checkpoint, our 48-hour nucleic acid certificate expired in only 16 minutes, and after passing through the checkpoint, we still consciously enforced the "two checks in three days" to make sure everything was in order. The epidemic is still very serious, but we can't stop the flow of people going out, and people are getting used to how to deal with the virus, how to live with it, how to protect themselves and their families, and how not to spread it to others.
This trip, the main or Mr. driving, he drove while directing the two children, navigation what happened? Why is there no sound? Who needs to go to the bathroom? The music playing is not very good, can you change it? Are you hungry? Do you want to eat at the next service area, etc.
The two children looked for a hotel online and settled on one after comparing prices, considering the environment, the availability of parking, and whether it came with breakfast. When it's almost time to eat, they start looking for food on the software again, based on our taste preferences and public reviews to discuss the final decision to choose the meal we all want to eat. I see that they both get a good deal every time they check out, which is something that my husband and I can't hope to do, because we can't find these apps and we can't find the meal we want to eat, let alone know how to get a good deal. Having two kids traveling with us saves us time and is quick. We never had to go through the hassle of eating and lodging, and we never had to spend money.
After we arrived at our destination, I was so tired from the long car ride that I went to bed early. My daughter, who is quick-eyed and quick-handed, found out from somewhere that you can buy the Hubei Tourism Benefit Annual Card.
This is the time when I feel the happiest, the most satisfied, the most comfortable, the most warm, without me having to worry, without me having to operate, without me having to choose. I thought to myself, "I am enjoying myself. This trip is as convenient, easy, cozy and pleasant as when I go out shopping.
Our first stop was Tenglong Cave. Tenglong Cave is the largest cave in China, the highest point is as high as 80 stories, and the widest point can let 50 big trucks pass side by side. My daughter kept telling us that it was very cold in the cave, so we must wear more clothes. Sitting on the tour bus, the cold wind was swishing, I really regret that I did not bring an extra thick clothes.
"The world's men are not two hearts, the world's daughter of the first city" is the daughter of the city of Enshi, we went, due to the hot weather during the day, the afternoon in the hotel for an afternoon, until after six o'clock to go here, ethnic characteristics, there are many folk performances at night, unique architectural style, a variety of snacks and small goods, commercial atmosphere is particularly strong, we strolled until 10:00 pm before leaving the park.
Originally I wanted to take pictures in the daughter city wearing Miao costumes, but there were too many people and it was hot and noisy, so I changed the location to the more ethnic Tusi City, and the time was changed to early the next morning. I was also encouraged by my son and daughter to try on the Tujia costume for a photo.
Luyuanping is known as the last village in China that is not accessible by road. This village is in the middle of a canyon several hundred meters high, which is equivalent to a "sinkhole", with a vertical drop of more than 500 meters from the mountain to the bottom of the valley and more than 1,800 wooden steps to walk. We walked to almost half of the time, everyone's calves are weak, then Mr. proposed, he returned the original way to save strength, to prevent driving legs weak, everything to safety. Mr. in the critical moment "give up the small, for the sake of all" practice of the two children still remember, my daughter and son and I walked to the bottom of the valley, visited the entire scenic area, and rendezvous with Mr. on time as agreed.
Everywhere I went, I was observing my son, because one of his shortcomings is that he doesn't like to take pictures, or take pictures, or send friends. When he was very young, the camera was either turned away or down, so that when I later organized his album, the photos were too few, not even a photo album full, this time I wanted to give him more photos as a souvenir as soon as possible, but he was still reluctant, so my husband and I took photos of my son are stolen, and my daughter pulled him from time to time to take photos, although the photos are still very few and random, but very precious. Although the photos are still very few and random, but very precious, I made all the photos taken this time into an electronic album to keep as a souvenir. Girls love taking pictures, and my daughter is certainly no exception. According to her, her father is her full-time photographer, and the more she shoots, the more she gets excited, the higher the level of shooting, and the pictures she takes for her daughter along the way are particularly good.
On the way to Dongjiahe scenic spot there are many mountain roads, and the road is rugged, a mountain road son will be seasick, such road conditions walked a morning, and finally did not find this scenic spot. But everyone was in a good frame of mind, we saw a lot of different scenery on the road, and also took a beautiful set of photos of my daughter on the unoccupied highway, and also took my favorite family photos. Everyone had no complaints, and with a view in mind, there was a view everywhere.
In going to the Sobua Stone Forest scenic area, after dinner in accordance with the navigation of the night road, the deeper we go in the old forest, the darker we go, the more frightened we are wondering if we took the wrong road, to turn around and return, my son is not seasick, four pairs of eyes on a bright light in the distance, running to this light slowly moving forward, after arriving at a stone forest courtyard, lush hilltop is located on this courtyard, the courtyard The courtyard is brightly lit and full of cool tourists, the grasshoppers and cicadas on the mountain are chirping rhythmically, and there are many seats in the courtyard for tea and outdoor KTV, and this is when our hearts dropped. After packing, my daughter also sang two songs, the night without air conditioning is also very cool, a small regret is that if you come a little earlier then you can sit in the courtyard to cool off, cooking tea, playing mahjong.
After visiting so many scenic spots and seeing so much scenery, my son's vacation was coming to an end. Instead of choosing Hubei cuisine, which the family was not used to eating, we chose Sichuan cuisine for my son's farewell. He suddenly said that all the expenses of the trip he wrapped, the daughter also argued that she was responsible for all the costs, see the two children said so, Mr. came out to speak, "We came out this time is to accompany each other, release the mood, not to let you do filial piety, spend not much money, the four of us adopt the way to claim, transportation, accommodation, meals, tickets one person to claim a copy. Just don't argue." When I heard the gentleman say this, I echoed next to him, thinking that the operation was very strong, and so we ended the situation of a pair of sons and daughters scrambling in this form.
On each trip, my daughter acted like a big housekeeper, collecting everyone's ID cards, downloading bookkeeping software, and exchanging a small amount of cash for fear of not being able to pay by cell phone in places where there was no signal. Food checkout, hotel check-in, attraction tickets, buy food and drink all handled by her, and then entered into the bookkeeping software, after looking at the form what costs at a glance.
The children have grown up and have their own jobs to do, so the time to get together and live with their parents, eat together and play together is getting less and less, this rare trip this year is very precious, but also very grateful that the journey was smooth, no unpleasant things happened, considered a lucky and happy trip.
Written on August 13, 2022