Red Tree Outing

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Photos by MJ Klein

Phoenix went on her first field trip with her kindergarten class.  Naturally, Mommy and I tagged along for the photo op (but we are not helicopter parents!).

Red Tree Outing

In Chinese “red tree” means “mangrove” and the field trip was to a mangrove swamp area that featured an elevated walkway with some shelters.  It is actually an interesting place to take a walk.

Red Tree Outing

I like how the mangrove trees form kind of a tunnel.  Phoenix loves tunnels and she liked this place a lot.

Red Tree Outing

It was low tide during our visit.

Red Tree Outing

The teachers were pointing out various things to the children, who found the place fascinating.

Red Tree Outing

Phoenix was wearing her cute straw hat.

Red Tree Outing

This is what I wanted to show everyone.  I thought it was very cute how Phoenix was trying to be “cool” and coy by not actually looking at Mommy and Papa.  She stole lots of sideways glances and often had a smirk on her face, hehe.

Red Tree Outing

Here she is, actually sneaking a glance just below the brim of her hat.

Red Tree Outing

Trying to be cool….

Red Tree Outing

Red Tree Outing

Another shelter area.

Red Tree Outing

The whole outing lasted about an hour, but the kids brought some cookies for a snack.

Red Tree Outing

Red Tree Outing

A teacher pointed out some small crabs.

Red Tree Outing

This area of Xinfeng has quite a few wind turbine machines.

Red Tree Outing

The ROC Air Force was doing some exercises that day, including some actual explosions of some kind.

Red Tree Outing

Suddenly, it started raining (it had been cloudy all day so we suspected that it might rain).

Red Tree Outing

Back on the bus and back to school!

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