Saturday, October 11, 2014

Memories of Summer Fun in Ordos, Inner Mongolia ~

Well, it's 40°F outside with rain and a stiff north wind. The leaves are turning red and gold and falling to the ground. Here are some pictures of the fun we had this summer here in the Ordos district. 
Hangin' with the Transformer Bumblebee in Dong Sheng

Playing at the "Snail Fountain Park" by our apartments...

Having a little boy bring me his shoe..

and letting me put it on him.
The minute his shoe was on him he started jumping up and down and spinning.
Oh what Joy! How I love watching the children. 

Spending sunny days enjoying the many parks in this beautiful city..

Finding beautiful artwork every where we walked..

I call this "Golden Rose Park".. 

Everything here is roses...

Quite the pavilion.. I kept thinking of the Queen of Hearts. 
"He's painting the roses red... er.. Gold".

It was quite intricate and lovely.

 The entrance to another park...

..the Sombrero..

Walking one of the many trails...

The fountains of Ejin Horo...

The Horse Bridge across the Wulan Mulun River to Ejin Horo..

Beautiful picnic areas in unexpected places..

And spending hot summer evenings watching "The Dancing Waters". 

Yes.. it's bigger and better than the Belaggio.

It has been a wonderful summer...

I do love this city. My friend Echo (I can't pronounce her Chinese name), was born and raised in Baodin, China. She has lived in Beijing and Shanghai, and has traveled all over Asia. She and her partner Eric (our Chinese translator, and facilitator) moved with us to Ordos the first of June . After 5 months here she will tell you that this is the cleanest and most beautiful city in all of China. If you are ever fortunate enough to make a journey to China, be sure to come to Ordos and enjoy all that this wonderful city and district has to offer.
Be sure and check back for another summer post on Tuesday! 

1 comment:

Cunningham Girls Book Club said...

Just beautiful! So many neat things to see and experience.