Called to Serve

We have loved traveling and being with family for the past two years but we felt the call to serve another mission so here we are in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for the next year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tianmu Hot Spring Resort

On Tuesday January 14, six Shandong University teachers, a friend Kathy Gou, and 
her son Hansen went on an excursion to the Tianum Hot Spring Resort in Liaocheng. 
 Liaocheng is located about 70 miles west of Jinan and the resort is about 10 miles
 outside town in a rural farming area.  The resort is situated on a large pond and
has a hotel, restaurant, and indoor and outdoor hot springs.  There are also 
several large indoor swimming pools and indoor water slides.

The building on the right is the hotel and the
one on the left is the indoor hot springs area.

As soon as we got settled in our rooms we
headed for the hot springs

There are many small pools with water of 
different temperatures so you could choose
how fast you wanted to simmer.

The pool Libby had the most fun in was the one
that had hundreds of little fish that feasted on
your dead skin.  It tickled so much that I could 
not take it for more than a few seconds but Libby
 and the others spent a long time feeding the fish.

After soaking in the various pools or swimming
laps we could relax in a comfortable chair and 
have some snacks.  In order to visit this room
everyone was required to be properly dressed.
They provided these stylish unisex kumonos.

Stan and I even took a power nap before returning
to the spa area. 

Hansen, Stan, and I also took advantage 
of the water slide.  We spent the night and
then traveled back to Jinan the next day.  Everyone
 had a very interesting, unique and fun experience.


Linda Nimer said...

WOW! Ice exhibits to hot springs -- how much better does it get. Not to mention that you found all of those missing Buddhas. Keep posting the pictures and adventures.

Melissa Stokes said...'s almost March and we're still waiting for another picture walk of your adventures. Keep the pictures coming so we can pretend we are somewhere other than here. :)