Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Camping on the Great Wall~ Jiankou

Last weekend was Labor Day weekend in China. The boys headed to the wall for a backpacking camping trip on the wall.
They took a bus and hired a car. Unfortunately, the car dropped them off at the wrong side of the wall. Luckily hubby was in contact with a friend who sent a driver out to take them to the right side of the wall.




Camp for night one


Boys will  be boys

Base camp

When I saw this I was happy I did not go


King of the wall

Camp for night two



Mom's Version of the Trip: They hiked a lot. They carried all the water for three days since there was no water source. They bonded. They climbed something called "Heavenly Ladder"...I don't want to know anything more than that. They got into a car accident (fender bender) on the way home and I got a prank call from a crying boy saying they were bleeding and going to the hospital...NOT COOL! 
All in all, they had a great time!

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

What an amazing experience! Was this a guided campout or were they on their own? Does it cost any money? We are studying the Great Wall around here. Your blog has been an awesome resource. It is fun for them to see their friend actually at the places they are studying! Miss you all!

Anonymous said...

Well done ! These are great pictures of the Great Wall! Which reminds me... I should go through my Inida pictures and post some. I log on to your blog on a regular basis. Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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