(Picture from www.chinanews.com)
How time flies! Already the fifth day of the long holiday. I think it is a good one this year. The whole family went to stay at a hotel in the suburb for one night and enjoyed the delicious food there.
The hotel nestled among the mountains and was named ” Chestnut Woods”, really a perfect name for it. We did tasted the best chestnuts there. On the slopes of the nearby mountains grew a lot of hawkthorn trees, on which borne a lot of fruit. The flowers boomed on the mountains and in the garden and I did remind myself to collect some seeds home. Maybe I can grow those beautiful flowers at home next year.
There were many orchards nearby and we went to one of them to pick some fruit. The freshly picked apples, pears and chestnuts looked so nice and we really had a lot of fun there. We also tasted the big fish raised in the nearby reservoire, so delicious!
Thank god the weather was fine during those two days and it began to rain after we came back. It is getting cooler and cooler now, and I do keenly feel the autumn in Beijing. The trees are turning yellow, some even red. I know the season for enjoying red leaves is waving to us!
From the local news I learned that some of the spots in Beijing were heavily crowded with tourists these days: Badaling Great Wall, The Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Forbidden City. It’s always the same every Golden Week, and every year.