Mr. Sun was able to stay with my Chinese teacher in Richland Washington who is a scientist working with mathematical formulas at the Battelle labs. He enjoyed a view of the Columbia River from their beautiful hillside home. It was fun to pick him up every morning and take him through the Starbucks drive thru. He had never been through a drive thru of any sort of kind. I wish we had had more time to do all sort of little things that we don't think twice about. He asked me one morning how long I had been driving. I thought first that was a strange question and possibly connected with my driving skills. It shocked him that I had been driving for over 40 years. Driving cars is a rather newer occurance in China. He said he drives a volkswagon bug.