Thursday, May 12, 2011

Spring in Beijing: Part 2 The Great Wall: Mutianyu

With Middle son, who is currently studying in Beijing
Springtime at the Great Wall!

Seriously scenic views, and some serious climbing up all of those steps!

steps & more steps... not a problem for those of us who are in shape...
Husband and son at the mercy of the guards... 

Two lizards on the wall reminded me of ...
a Chinese knot which represents good luck...

good luck, which we had that evening
content with a restaurant meal of eggplant, bamboo shoots and sauteed fungi

good luck, that we did NOT try any of the famous Beijing-style scorpions and starfish on a skewer (youngest son had tried a seahorse and reported the tough, chewy, fishy taste was not one he would care to repeat.)

A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate --
King Solomon  (Proverbs 15:17)

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