Monday, November 19, 2007

The Great Wall

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On Monday we woke up to dreary weather. It was raining in Beijing and it looked like our trip to the wall was going to be quite wet. We didn't let a little rain get us down and we headed to the wall for a day of hiking. We went to Mutianyu because it is my favorite place by Beijing to see the wall plus it doesn't hurt that there is a fabulous restaurant in the Mutianyu Village.

Here are some snapshots of our hike.

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Gemma and Dad enjoying their first trip to the Wall.

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You can tell that the day we were at the Wall there was quite a lot of pollution in the air. The fall colors were quite beautiful though.

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Gemma really enjoyed her visit to the Wall. Here she is posing for one of the many photos I took of her that day.

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Here is my Dad with a group of ladies.

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They returned the favor and took a picture of the three of us.

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My favorite picture of the day.

We had the pleasure of taking the toboggan to the bottom of the Wall. Gemma was a bit nervous about going down this way, but we were able to go together. I have never heard Gemma laugh so hard! I thought I would share the video so you can hear for yourselves! (Luckily they just allowed YouTube back in China!)




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Gemma and her fan club! The one on the right was the one we almost rear ended.

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Gemma sleeping after her hike.

When we returned from the Wall we did a little more shopping at the Silk Market. We were also able to go see the Chinese acrobats at the Chaoyang Theatre. Unfortunately both my Dad and I forgot our cameras, so no pictures. It was the highlight of Gemma's trip to Beijing and I now think she wants to be an acrobat!

1 comment:

KreativeMix said...

awwww. very cool