Beijing Day 2:
The Great Wall
Last time we were in China, we went to a different section of the Great Wall and we were a bit more rushed because we were with a large group. This time we were with our guide Susan who was a wealth of fascinating details about the Wall and Chinese History and who let us spend as much time as we wanted. We were there about 4 hours. And even had a great lunch right at the base of it.
On our way to the Great Wall, Susan asked a funny question in the van.
"What's the difference between a cable car and gondola?"
we thought she was just asking a translation question.
Until we bought tickets and walked up to "this".....
Almost without notification, we were "escorted" onto a
I thought Lilli was going to pass out.
She and I were on one lift and Susan and Lucas were on one lift and Peter and Isaac were on another.
It was very funny.
She kept saying
"Someone needs to tell Susan this is a CHAIR LIFT not a gondola not a cable car"...
it was quite funny
I'm sure she didn't think so...
we did laugh a lot tho
This is a VERY nervous Tante Lilli. That is an "anxious" smile.
and this particluar section of the Wall is GORGEOUS!
It was a beautiful day.
Isaac the photographer was taking a few risks while shooting on the wall. One of his parents was encouraging him to go to the top of this section to check it out. One of his parents is a "good parent". The other ... not so much.
The trip down was fun too. We rode a Tobogan run...wa hooey
What a fun day full of adventure and bringing China to life for Lucas. He has been seeing his homeland in a whole different light and commenting about how much he loves it. We are happy about that because there was a season when he didn't want anything to do with China. There is a certain familiarity for him now and he is enjoying it. Someday I hope we can return and do even more. This was a wonderful day!