This is Joy's husband, Michael. He's a professional chef & has cooked some amazing food for us.
This was breakfast! I know, right?
And here we are on the cable cars to the Great Wall. It was sooo foggy today. Joy said there is always the usual smog, but this was really excessive. You can toboggan back down when you're done touring, but it was so foggy by the time we were finished that they had to shut it down. The fog didn't make for great pictures, but we had to admit that it was kinda cool. Added a sort of mystic feel to the whole experience.
Kade thought he'd check out the cannon. This next picture will forever be one of my favorite moments.
Yes, that is my son "Tebowing" on the Great Wall. I wish this picture came with audio b/c as we were taking it, a group of Chinese young adults came along & went crazy clapping & cheering & taking pictures, too. They kept saying, "So cool...so cool!"
LOTS of steps. Steep steps. I felt no guilt for how much breakfast I ate.
This is Joy. Did I mention she's awesome?
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We got to stop & see the Bird's Nest. Again, still very foggy AND getting colder. My hair mixed with fog = wackadoodle bangs after awhile. Just sayin'.
Next we went to do a hutong tour. While in the area, we visited a market. Way too many vegetables & *ahem* other stuff for Kade. ;)
Yes, I did. Three times now, as a matter of fact, without peeing all over myself. Why they think squatty potties are a good idea is beyond me, but whatever.
We got to see a drum show in the drum tower which was totally worth the climb of 70 VERY steep steps. And again, justified breakfast.
Yep, we rode in a rickshaw, too. Dude.