A week ago, it was time to say goodbye as we embarked on our plane back home. With these long and sporadically occurring trips, our farewells are always a lot longer and far more difficult--tears are simply inevitable. But within a few hours of departure, any sort of sadness quickly evaporates. I find myself smiling as I reminisce about not just my past month in China, but my childhood memories with my grandparents as well. I'm happy that I can look back on such a great trip where I spent a vast amount of time with both my extended family and delicious food as well. Here are some pictures from our final meal together, at a nearby restaurant stocked with local favorites.