Saturday, March 25, 2006
typical meal set-up
after the summer palace, we went to a silk factory (very interesting) and then onto a peking duck dinner. again, yea for rice, coke and veggies. notice the fork as part of the place setting for us americans! after dinner, we finally came back to the hotel. this day was packed; we were gone almost 12 hours! they do this to help adjust us to the time change. but at about 2 o'clock this afternoon, you could tell the whole group was getting tired (that was 11pm, phoenix time, to our bodies). we were all a lot less talkative, we walked a lot slower and enjoyed the bus rides a lot more. they told us today was the most tire-some day. tomorrow we'll be back to the hotel at 6pm-ish and won't do nearly as much walking; altho-we'll be climbing the great wall-so i don't know which day will wipe us out more!? well, the tv is off, kev seems to be asleep and my eyes are stinging. good nite from beijing, and good morning america!