Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Wall, and other Great Things

Saturday morning brought even more adventure than Friday.  After another fantastic breakfast, our group boarded the van to the Great Wall.  The pictures do not do it justice, as the Wall was impressive in every sense.  Although extremely hot and humid, we traversed what seemed at times straight up the stone steps, amidst the line of people toward the top.  Along the way we stopped for pictures, drinks, and to affix our 'Locks of Love' permanently to the chain.  It must be the hair….but for some reason, Jackson keeps getting asked to pose in pictures with several of the Chinese people!

On the way back to the hotel, we stopped to see the buildings, village, and sites from the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.  What was once farmland was transformed into an entire small city within the big city, all built for hosting the two week long event.  It is now home to the locals, and various events.

Dinner was interesting!  Even the English menu made it hard to determine what we would be eating….so we guessed the best we could, and made the most of it.  Our Ritz crackers, pretzels, and Pringles were delicious when we got back to the room that night.  Before that, however, we were able to see a Kung Fu play/show.  It was very similar to something you might see at a play theater in the US,  but with a Kung Fu theme.  Unfortunately, we do not have pictures to share, as we were not allowed to take any.

After two very full days, we are anxiously looking forward to tomorrow, and finally holding our daughter!

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