Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mary's Point

19 September 2009

Took a short side hike to Mary's Point in Shenandoah National Park.  It was late afternoon, and the views were excellent.  Also there were another couple from the Washington, DC area, and a famIly with daughter.  We all said hello to each other, and the young girl said "Ni Hao".  Huh?  So, talked back to her in Chinese.  Then her (non-Chinese) parents also spoke in Chinese. Finally, the other couple also spoke in Chinese!

Turns out that the family adopted a girl from Hunan Provence.  Before visiting China, they took language lessons.  As for the DC couple, he had lived for several months in China.

And there we were on a mountaintop in the USA, with only the girl of Chinese nationality, but all speaking some of the language!

Here is our group photo:

1 comment:

  1. Shenandoah National Park is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.