We had another great day. I can honestly say, we have been so busy every single day, I have hardly had time to think about what tomorrow (gotcha day) will be like.
After another great breakfast at our hotel, we went to the international church in Beijing. It was awesome. Worshiping with people from all over the world was awesome! (a taste of heaven, maybe!
After church we went to a jade factory. It is custom in China that the mother wears a jade bracelet until her daughter gets married, and then the bracelet gets passed on. I loved the idea, didn't love the cost! And with 2 daughters after tomorrow, we decided to wait on that tradition!
After the jade factory, another lunch of Chinese food. The amount of food they serve us is incredible. They seem to just bring plate after plate of food until we are done and ready to leave.
After lunch we headed to the Great Wall of China. WOW!!! Pictures definitely do not do it justice. It is steep and at a high altitude. There are 7 towers you can climb, and Russ and the kids climbed to the 6th tower. Trust me when I say, that was a huge accomplishment! This was definitely an experience I don't think any one of us will ever forget.
After the great wall, we went to another Chinese meal. And tonight we went to see a Chinese acrobatic show. Unfortunately we couldn't take pictures or video, but it was great!!
Riley and Alyssa are exhausted......actually we are all exhausted. Some of the people in our group are heading to other provinces in the morning, and have to be in the lobby of our hotel by 5:45 am. I am thankful to say, our group doesn't have to be down there until 9 AM.
Hopefully, my next post will be of our family of FIVE!! Stay tuned.........