|View of Forbidden City from Jingshan Park|
From Shanghai, we took a five hour high speed train north to Beijing. We met up with Ken's Intel colleague and friend, Xue Yan (Bryan).
|Bryan at bronze vat in Forbidden City|
|Enjoying coffee at International Hostel|
|Impromptu music in the Hutong|
|Jeanie and Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square|
|Forbidden City, immense|
We visited the Forbidden City (looks just like in the movie, The Last Emperor) and of course, we feasted on Peking Duck.
|Live scorpions on a stick, really!|
Our favorite part of the trip was hiking the Great Wall. We drove two hours north in a minivan with other hikers. We chose to hike the less touristy part of the wall from Jinshanling to Simatai. An amazing journey in the northern part of China that borders Mongolia.
|We hiked six kilometers|
|Views that go on forever|
|Ken at the Wall|
|One of the 22 towers we hiked|
|Jeanie and a new Mongolian friend|
|The Great Wall, indeed|
Fifteen years ago on June 15, Ken and Jeanie were married. We still believe more than ever that:
The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3
For the next ten days, we will celebrate marriage and rejoice in God's beauty as we travel the southwest province of China called Yunnan. We will hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and gaze at the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas.
More photos and adventures to come....