Up the Great Wall and on to Fuzhou

We had a beautiful, if hot, day for climbing. The kids were troopers. Some of the stairs were so high they came up to Wyatt’s waist. It was hot, hot, and getting crowded as we came down. People here use umbrellas against the sunshine, so here we were, on this amazing day, climbing down in a sea of umbrellas.

Our flight to Fuzhou was uneventful (no temperature taking or hazmat suits…) and the Shangri-la is a very nice hotel, too–haven’t seen the pool yet! I’ll post the view tomorrow. Here we are, in what seems to be the Chinese equivalent of traveling to Wichita (only on the coast), and still there are 6 million people and huge buildings and lots of action.

We meet Rory tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. They’ll have to pick her up early… We’ll be up early too, I know. (Plus it turns out they want our “orphanage donation” in RMB instead of $$, so I have some serious money to change…)

3 Responses to “Up the Great Wall and on to Fuzhou”

  1. JK says:

    I’m hoping there will be NO MORE hazmat suits on this trip. The mark of a good vacation, the fewer hazmat suits, the better.

  2. Misty says:

    Oh that photo of Lily looking down makes me nauseous. Not sure how great the GW is going to be for the girl who doesn’t love heights. 😉

  3. Ninotchka says:

    How exciting! Can’t wait to hear all about the meeting.