At the beginning of May, I went back to Taiwan to file my family's tax report. Then I escorted my parents to Suzhou for a 5 day-visit. This was their first time being abroad. We had great time together. My father is a farmer, still doing some farming at this age of 77 (he insists). His eyesight is bad with one eye completely blind and one eye of less than 20% eyesight due to the overworking at his young age. Except for the trouble with his eyes, everything is fine with his condition. As for my mom, she is as healthy and nagging as before. Their visit is very precious to me because we haven't been so close together for so long (5 days) since I got married.
I took them to places around Suzhou. My parents never felt tired during the trip because they used to walk 1 hour every morning back home . Ironically, I was the one who always called for rests during the trips. My mom was excited to see every scenes. My dad tended not to fuss about the places ( I guess that might be because he could not see very clearly about many sites.). We talked and joked a lot on the way.
My older sister was worried about my father's eyes, so my brother-in-law took a flight to take my parents home. Winston's eyes were wet when he saw his grandparents took the bus to the airport. I made a DVD to record my parents' visit and let them bring the memory home. However, I try not to watch the video, because I know I am gonna miss them if I do.
After their visit, I think my arents are very sure that my family are doing very well in this poetic city. And I am sure they had a fulfilled trip.
Visit the Budda Temple (重元寺)
Budda's Hand (無錫靈山)
Hundred kids playing with smiling Budda
甪直古鎮 Old town boating