The last Saturday we had breakfast plans with our friends Dan and Madeline. I had the good fortune of seeing Dan this past fall in Chengdu, so it was really great to see him and catch with everything that had gone on between then and now. What I didn't know until our email exchange was they had had a new baby less than 3 month prior to our breakfast meeting, so it was a great chance to meet their new addition.
Madeline and Liliane
Dan and Angus
All of us
We had a lovely breakfast and it was so great to catch up with them. I hope that Dan will make it over to Chengdu in the next year, so we can give him more of a tour of our city. I also found out that Madeline Dan's wife has read both my old blog and my China blog in full. I have really been impressed on this trip on how many people actually read my blog. I didn't realize I had so many people read it. I really appreciate everyone's interest as I really enjoying writing it.
Saturday night we had a nice girl's night out for dinner, shopping and a little hookah smoking. We started off at my most favorite Chandler eatery, Cyclo. If you haven't been to this most delicious place, you are definitely missing out. Here is a photo of the girls out at dinner.
After dinner we headed out to do a little shopping and then on to Sinbad's for some hookah smoking. I have never smoked a hookah before, but it was quite tasty. From what I was told by my hookah smoking friends is that their is very little nicotine in the hookah tobacco and they come in all types of desserty flavors. We opted for the fruit cocktail flavor and it was quite delicious. I thought it would be like smoking a cigarette, but not at all. It was very mild and tasty.
Pam, Annette, Me, Tracy, Jill and Jeanette
Pam and Annette enjoying the hookah.
Tracy and her hookah
Jill and her hookah
There was also some great belly dancers. I have to say they were way better than the belly dancer at Tandoor in Chengdu (I think my China friends will understand). We had a great night and I am really going to miss my girls now that I am gone. There is nothing like old friends! Love you girls!