Our visit with my parents came to an end far too quickly, though we definitely made the most of it. Before seeing them off today, we had a great lunch of dumplings (pictured) and stir-fry dishes. And, sometime during lunch, it started to snow - huge, flaky clumps! It was only the third time we've seen snow in Shanghai and somehow, it seemed like the right send-off for people headed to Wisconsin in January.
So, now, back to ordinary life. (The picture is from the Maglev platform - it's as opposed to the VIP section.)