Saturday, May 31, 2008

Old Dragon Head

Lao Long Tou means "old dragon head" and is the name of the one part of the Great Wall in our city.

We had some friends come in to town for few days and we took them to our quaint little section of the Great Wall. It's the beginning of the wall and fun to go to because it has forts and different displays of weapons and defense mechanisms. Each kid has gotten to go by themselves at some point to the Wall. All of them too little to remember, but we've got pictures to prove it to them when they're older. It's amazing to see how creative they got with the resources they had. That's one thing that is so fun to watch. The Chinese are very resourceful. They save and reuse lots of stuff and I've learned a lot about how wasteful I can be sometimes.

If you're feeling down today, let these signs motivate you to turn a new leaf. They are posted throughout the barracks and museum parts of the Wall.

Feeling inspired now?
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