Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 1- The Great Wall

After the Jade Factory we headed to The Great Wall.  It was simply breathtaking, and then we had to climb it!!!  Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the top.  Between the cold weather and my body still adjusting to the time change, it just wasn't happening!  Kurt did make it up.  We were able to get beautiful pictures of it and the surrounding area.

While at the Wall we ran into the adoptive family that we met on our flight.  They had just been at the Jade Factory.

We hope that you enjoy the pictures.  I'm not sure how crisp the pictures will look.  It is extremely hazy here.

Tomorrow we will go to The Forbidden City, Tiennamin Square, visit a flat house and ride on a rickshaw.  In the evening we will go to the acrobatic show.  Then back to the hotel to pack!  Our little mini-vacation before getting Jackson is almost over.

We were able to Skype again with the kids.  Please pray for Sydney, she has caught a stomach virus from school.  She really did not look good and I'm sure us being gone is not making her feel any better!

1 comment:

Chinamama4 said...

We are only going to be in Beijing for one day, and so we decided the one thing we MUST do is the Great Wall! It is, indeed, an awesome experience!
I will pray for comfort and quick healing for your daughter. I know it's hard to be away from our children when we're gone, especially if they get sick, but she's in good hands, and imagine your wonderful reunion!
Looking forward to future posts... :)