Friday, October 26, 2007
Beijing Day 3
Today was our Great Wall adventure. The whole group went on the trip to see this work of magnificence. It is so hard to describe what it’s like to not only be in China, but to stand on this marvel of human engineering that runs about 1500+ miles. It was a little foggy so it was hard to see very far, but what we could see was absolutely breath taking.
We also made a few stops at the Jade Factory & a Tea Room for a tea ceremony/teaching. It was very interesting to learn about the different types of teas & what each type helps with physically. Being the land of tea, China offers so many different varieties that it is hard to choose which ones to take home. Since our baggage space is limited & we are already overweight for our in-country flight on Sunday we will have to defer that choice until we reach Guangzhou.
As a way to recover from the hike up to & on the wall, we had a foot massage tonite at a place about a block from the hotel. The was quite an experience! We are now fully relaxed & ready to go to bed.
I had some time alone on the wall today to reflect on the upcoming event & the impact that is will have on my life. It is so unreal that after all of these years we are finally becoming parents. I try to imagine how things will be but it is just so hard to fathom at times. We are so excited to meet Maddy & are counting the hours now until that blessed event happens. The countdown has begun & we are under 48 hours now!