This is what I wrote in my journal yesterday. This morning I took a trip by bus to Mochou Lake about 15 minutes from my apartment. It is a large lake in the city with a lot of history. There are lots of people here mostly older people playing games and walking their grandchildren. It is quite beautiful. Everyone seems to be just relaxing and enjoying the day. It is cloudy out with a slight breeze so it is not to hot. I am sitting on a rock about 10 feet from the lake with a couple of small islands in front of me. I am not sure how to judge the distance across the lake, 1 mile or 1/2 mile. The shoreline is lined with buildings, walkways, willow trees and flowers. I hear a distant drum beat of a dragon boat on the lake. There is a festival coming soon on my birthday June 6th, a dragon boat festival on the river. I can hear lots of birds singing their hearts out and a few honks of traffic nearby. The sun is now trying to peak through the clouds. I have on my rain jacket and I am quite hot. Just enjoying my short time in China.