Let’s see if you remember this place:
Well, how about now:
That’s right. “Hey, you’re the German guy with the long hair and the beard – the walking dude!” they said when I came in, smiling like a Cheshire cat.
Then they gave me another haircut.
Well this was nice and very nostalgic, but it was going to get even better, because later today, Uncle Shen was going to take me to his neighborhood to meet a special friend:
Here she is:
Oh I can’t even tell you just how much I have missed her.
My dear dear beloved Caboose…
She looked fine as ever, only some parts had gotten a bit rusty:
But besides that, she was exactly the way I had left her almost two years ago:
We taped over some parts:
Then we took her to a friend’s bike repair shop to have him look over her tires:
What a brave vehicle she is.
I figured, the only way to end such a romantic day, was to invite my Uncle Shen to a meal in a fancy Uyghur place:
Happiness was in the air.