Shanghai Wild Animal Park – The Tigers

Playing Dirty

Volleyball

Mud Volleyball at Mark Twain Days in Hannibal, MO 4th of July

China’s Great Wall

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We had to hike one of these mountains as part of “climbing the great wall.”  I’m pretty sure I left my legs somewhere half-way up.  Like to died!

Modern Princess of an Ancient Land

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I just loved her head-dress.  She was a beautiful princess walking the paths of the Forbidden City 🙂

Make Your Mark

Carving Your Name

The railings of the N Seoul Tower are all carved with the names, dates, nationalities, and loving relationships between visitors. It’s always fun to walk around and see who’s come and left their mark. :)

Forbidden City Gate

Forbidden City

 

The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

I’m back! And boy do I have loads of pictures to share!!  Here’s the first 🙂 You know all those lovely photos of the Great Wall of China where the people are standing on a long flat wall smiling happily?  They lied.

The portion of the Great Wall I climbed was neither flat nor leading to happy smiles. We literally thought we would die.  It was a steep climb hundreds (literally. . . no exaggeration) of stairs dead straight up the mountain pass. No flat places; nowhere to rest except every hundred or so steps; and the steps themselves were sometimes higher than my knees.  0_0  And then you had to go down. I died. Several times over in fact.

But Oh My, What A View!