Day 9 Xin Yang to Tong Bai
This post is coming from my tent outside of the city of Tong Bai. We started our day a little late because we had a big day yesterday. I am currently sweating buckets inside my tent and I am regretting the decision of positioning my tent right near the swamp...
We had a light day and we met a family that told us we could use their property to camp for the night. They were beyond generous and they provided us with bread, eggs, watermelon and vegetables. This family gets together in this area of Hubei every summer to escape the heat; however, I am absolutely cooking right now and I am going to be going for walk right after this post is completed. Their family dynamic is great, even though I can't understand everything being said, I can tell they are having a lot of fun.
Ho Young has the VIP suite right beside the family's house. He even has an extension cord positioned inside his tent so he can recharge his cell phone....His language skills have been coming very handy as the majority of his requests have been granted...I am just waiting for the pizza hut delivery guy to show up to give him his order...The only thing coming into my tent is potentially a snake, but I heard they are not poisonous so I should be in the clear...
Tomorrow we are refilling the trailer and heading to Nan Yang. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow in which we will be cycling 150 km. Ho Young has already requested French toast and a cheese platter....so I need to get some sleep to ensure our "Grace" is well fed and ready to go for tomorrow....Good night from the swamp.
7/9/2012 01:56:26 am
HELLO, Mr.hayes I'm so excited when I saw your trip. I've got an idea about your trip :after you leave Ping Liang there will be a lot of mountains and poor people .you'd better bring more balls and water . keep on going and GOOD LUCK
7/9/2012 11:41:23 am
7/9/2012 02:49:12 am
Haha, Ho Young decides not to sleep in the swamp, wants to sleep in, and loves french toast... Good to see at least one of you has common sense!
7/9/2012 11:47:34 am
Haha, I wanted to be surrounded by nature, but in the end Ho Young slept with his fly on his tent restricting air flow, basically sleeping in a sauna....rookie mistake.
7/10/2012 11:01:47 am
7/10/2012 08:27:41 pm
Don' hesitate to come meet us for a couple of k's......
7/10/2012 11:21:35 am
Thanks for the update Paul and Ho. You two are amazing. I love all of the pictures of the kids. We take sports for granted. Great that you are sharing the Canadian way.
7/10/2012 08:30:26 pm
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