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The Great Wall at Simatai, Round Two

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from Jan- me on the cable car

Since Librette and Jan had visitors coming, and they were taking vacation at the same time, they wanted to go the Wall.  Since they were going on a Monday, I tagged along.  Librette went through the same person, but instead of a car, we had a minivan!  We met at the apartment and were on the road by 8am.  It was a familiar trip since I’d just done it, but it was still fun.  At the Wall, we took the cable car up to the mini-train, then the mini-train on up and we hiked the rest.  This time, we hiked to Tower 8 first, then walked down the Wall to Tower 2 since we wanted to take the zipline.  We stopped every so often to take pictures, and we took our time and had a lot of fun.

Me on the Wall, I've noticed I tend to stand like that when posing for pictures. I did take ballet once...when I was 6
  At the zipline, Jan and I took pictures of each other so we’d have photographic evidence of this adventure.  Then we took a boat across the reservoir to the dock, where we walked back to the mini-van.

We stopped to eat the same place my parents and I had gone to and we all had a good meal.  Then it was a ride back home.  We stopped at a silk place near Hongqiao and Chongwenmen, where most of us were just tired and bored, but Librette and her friend wanted to go.  John (guide) bought us three girls each a lipstick case, and we headed back to the apartment.  There, John dropped us off and it was a good night for him and the driver.  In the apartment, I changed my shirt and realized I’d gotten a little sunburnt.  But I decided to go out (I wasn’t going to because I was a little burnt, really tired and not hungry).  We stopped at the DVD store where I bought Torchwood Series Two and Supernatural Season Three, met the others at CenturyMart (grocery store) and we took a bus down to China World Mall. 

I love Coldstone Creamery.  I ended up getting the Boston Crème Pie (I added a chocolate brownie) and it was heaven in Beijing…at least for the moment.

From there, it was another good night and I still had another day off to look forward to…and some Torchwood.

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from Jan- me on the cable car
from Jan- me on the cable car
Me on the Wall, Ive noticed I ten…
Me on the Wall, I've noticed I te…
Me on the Wall again
Me on the Wall again
from Jan- on the zipline down!
from Jan- on the zipline down!
The number 9...
The number 9...
Pat Noonans Revs number...again
Pat Noonan's Revs number...again
Taylor Twellmans Revs number...ag…
Taylor Twellman's Revs number...a…
Dont look down!
Don't look down!
Me at the Wall with my Medusa hair
Me at the Wall with my Medusa hair
...and so it goes on
...and so it goes on
...ever winding
...ever winding
Terraces
Terraces
a nice profile pic taken by Libret…
a nice profile pic taken by Libre…
from Jan- hiking
from Jan- hiking
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