The Great Wall

There is nothing I can write here that explains this place.
Pack your bags and make it a goal to see it because this is one of those spots that
you reflect back at later and can't believe you were there...

Our speedy driver...happy to
serve for the negotiated price!

Tram to The Wall at Mutianyu

It rained on us and it was bitter cold -
it is in the mountains...

but after the 320th stair step you
really aren't cold anymore!

Come on Bec!- No one will notice -
This is good practice for Half Dome!

We boarded our plane in Beijing to go home just one hour after the earthquake hit.
We did not visit any of the areas devastated by the quake on this trip.
I did visit Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province 1990.
I don't think we need to tell you how bad this quake has been so
if you have a few extra dollars to spar and would like to help in the relief efforts
we recommend you visit Google's site for more information on how to donate.

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