Gracie got a pretty jade bracelet.
Here's the obligatory tourist shot on the Great Wall. There were thousands of people there! We started up the part of the wall that you see behind us, but there were so many people, we decided to climb the "wall less traveled." We couldn't figure out at first why it wasn't as crowded. After climbing a bit--and not being able to breathe--we understood.
I forgot to say that temps here are hotter than blazes! Add in the high humidity, and during our Wall climb, the sweat.was.pouring.down.
Simon's Ireland tshirt makes me ponder--though the views were beautiful, the humanity we saw at the Wall was amazing! People from all races, nationalities, age groups, and walks of life...it was a truly awe-inspiring experience.