March 8, 2010
I was one of the millions that was able to see and touch the Jade Buddha when it was touring throughout the United States. It stayed in Tampa, Florida for about 2 weeks and I was able to go see it for a few days before it continued its tour back to Asia. My mother told me about this Jade Buddha a year before it even came into town and kept telling me to keep my schedule open. She pretty much spent every day there and we even made so much desserts etc to sell at the temple and donated it to the tour for it to get home safely.
This was a pretty special event because people went crazy! I mean there are so many people who haven't had a chance to see this and now that it's home it won't be moving any time soon. This piece of jade isn't any normal piece. It weighs around 4 ton and is around 5 million dollars.