Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Great Wall Pics

Before we flew to see Olivia, we did a little sightseeing. Our last day in smoggy Beijing (or "Gray-jing," as we called it) was packed. We left the hotel and attended Sunday morning service at Beijing International Christian Fellowship.

After that, we stopped at a jade market. I always thought that jade was green, but we learned that, like marble, it comes in a wide variety of colors.

Then it was off to the Great Wall! Unfortunately, the majestic scenery was mostly obscured, but it was still awe-inspiring.

And what would a tourist attraction be without the obligatory, blatantly obvious warning signs?

And yes, Olivia is doing great. We'll have more updates soon!


Dan and Karen said...

We loved Beijing too, but it wasn't smoggy because the Olympics were going when we were there so no factories and no smoking! We also went to the International Fellowship and met a couple from Minnesota with two adopted Chinese daugters - they live there in Beijing.

We are loving your updates! Danika says "mo mo" (more, more!)

Karen & Dan

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Can't wait to get on the Great Wall myself...
Glad that all is going fine... take care

Unknown said...

Very cool. Do you happen to recall where you were at on the wall?

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