Brad bothered me (and I bothered him right back). I made sure Tallie paced herself when we ate. Beth and I chatted while warming-up in our sleeping bags and I finished her rice for her. Gary made all of us laugh. I enjoyed watching Erin with the students. Brenda gave me back massages (and was a wonderful "mother hen" to the team). What a great team!
My new best friend was our friend's 4-year-old son. We played together for three hours on the way to the village. I told him a story about Jared-the-dinosaur and Claude-the-turtle (just making it up as I went along). His chatter was so refreshing. We enjoyed playing together in the village and wrestled with a minature dolphin on the morning we left.
The following pictures show our hotel, a market, a senic shot of the village, and the van we traveled in.
I enjoyed the whole China experience: public transportation, squatties, Chinese McDonald's and Pizza Hut, markets, chopsticks, honking, mountain roads, 13 hour plane ride, bartering, walking, freezing one day and warm the next, layovers, rice, taking your own toilet paper wherever you go . . . . . there's nothing quite like it.