Our Tour guide Marcia-LOVE HER!
We spent today walking (again) on the grounds of the largest imperial garden in existence in China (Summer Palace). My lower legs are so fatigued from all of this walking, great exercise and I can see why everyone here is so thin, they walk EVERYWHERE. I certinally am not drinking enough water becauuuuuuuuuuuuse I don't want to squatty during the day :) So lack of H20 and lots of exercise make for some interesting leg cramps. I am trying to drink up once we get back to the hotel but even then we fall asleep around 7 or 8pm. Gordon has been asleep since 8pm already and I am trying to stay awake to post some pics. We leave for Changsha tomorrow.
After the park our guide Marcia took us over for a Huntong tour on Rickshaws. Totally a fun ride around the lake (which by the way has 100 bars around it). No we didn't stop for alcohol, though it would have been wonderful I knew one drink would put me out-seriously, I am that tired.
Do they wear you completely out prior to meeting your child so you think meeting and becoming a new parent in China is not so exhausting??? OMG!
I had a meltdown today after we were on the rickshaws. These guys work harder than I could ever imagine and get paid very little-they seem to all be so very happy too, it just broke my heart. Here we have everything and they have nothing. The population in Beijing alone is estimted to be greater than 22 million! The estimated population in the county we live in is 379,448. I swear I will never complain about anything ever again.
Here are a few pictures from today, same ones that are on FB-sorry, too tired and had to pack.