A Day at the Lake

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This past Sunday we took a little countryside outing with our friends D. & L. We traveled via car to this lake, surrounded by small hills and agricultural plots. The air and water were clean and the temperature was balmy. We had a big lunch out on this pavilion over the water.

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We ordered a chicken, and as is the custom here, we were served the entire chicken, head and feet included. We passed the head onto this guy, who promptly ate it all.

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The pavilion is part of a small hotel and restaurant. These are a few of the chalets available for rent – 200RMB a night. ($26.50)

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One of the highlights of the hotel is the driving range:

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Yes, that is the driving range. You hit the ball out into the lake. There used to be areas cleared for doing this, but it seems there hasn’t been a big demand for the range in quite a while.
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Above you can see DH practicing his swing (and trying to find the ball in the weeds). Look closely at the head in the second picture. That is the gentleman who swims around picking up the golf balls AS you are hitting them into the water.

πŸ™‚ It was nice to get out of Linyi.

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3 Responses to “A Day at the Lake”

  1. BlondebutBright Says:

    Into the lake! An interesting concept, though I wouldn’t want to have the golf ball retriever’s job. Yikes!

  2. Tyler Says:

    Looks like a place I’d like to be at for the weekend.
    I must admit-I saw the pic of the cat and I thought surely you weren’t having it for lunch!

  3. global gal Says:

    Tyler! A cat? We haven’t gone that native! πŸ™‚

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