Besides meeting the relatives and friends, I finally had courage to drive again in Taipei city with Josh screaming next to me in the passenger seat. Although I had driven in Taipei almost 10 years ago, I never drove as far as the places I took Josh. Thanks to my friend's GPS I didn't get too lost and we made it safely.
Here we were in front of the Flower Clock in Yangmingshan National Park by the entrance. It was also the Cherry blossom season.
Jhuzihhu, the Calla Lily farm, is my favorite part of the Yangming mountain area. I insisted to drive there just to show Josh how pretty the place is. I didn't realized that I wouldn't be able to find any parking although it was Friday. We ended up having lunch there just so we didn't have to keep on driving. It seemed that Josh needed a break from my driving. (When you are not used to driving or sitting in a car with so many people and cars around, it can be quite stressful.)
We drove back to Taipei to picked up my sister and then headed to Jioufen where gold was discovered. We had fun walking around the old streets, tasting various food, and buying some souvenirs to bring back to Germany. Too bad we had to hurry back to Taipei to meet some friends for a hot spring swim, otherwise I would have loved to sit down in one of tea restaurants and enjoy the great view of the area.