Yes, I am in here in Seattle and have been here over a week. Yes I am slow. Been dealing with a little issue called Immersion feet/trench foot and been seeing some great old friends, ex-students and life has been crazy. For those not familiar with trench foot, it became popular in WWI in the army with soldiers always in wet boots, wet socks and cold weather. So yes I have been in wet boots, wet socks and definitely cold weather the past several weeks. It is very painful and I was REALLY glad we finished the race and got to Seattle when we did as I was in the Painful stage and not able to sleep at all due to pain. However, once good friend Nancy Rumbel got me to her house and then to medical clinic I got the proper instructions and medication to get better. Life is much better but several days of barely being able to walk and at one point crawling to bathroom was not fun. All is good now! So here we go.
In Qingdao I also had the privilege of going to a farm area where they raised strawberries. But first a visit to oldest temple.
Then on to the Strawberry farm (actually a total farm setting where they grow many varieties of fresh produce) where we were once again provided a ceremonial entrance.
And then they took us to lunch!
I am going to take a bit of a break and will return later to get out of Qingdao and on to the race to Seattle. See you in a bit.