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Camping and the great wall

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our night started off with camping right under the great wall. One word. Bugs. But us girls toughed it out! The morning came sooner than we thought and faster than you could say fried rice we were hiking the great wall.
It was AMAZING. We put in our hours worth in of sweat and muscle, all the while trying not to fall flat on our butts staring at all the scenery. It really was a caught in the moment type of experience and I loved every second of it. Of course the shower afterword at the hotel was a close second. Haha. Overall this day seemed to be more like a couple days worth of experiences, and the fact that its finally ending is relieving but also shocking. Seems like we've been here months when its really only been a few days. That's what's great about this trip. We already have a close knit family of staff and friends, from our video guy Jimbo to Ansen. And all the kids here are just meshing together so well its scary. It feels like we've been friends forever, and the hike on one of the wonders of the world just made us that much closer. I can't wait for what's in store next ;)

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Karen said...

I am glad your group is getting along so well. As you said - this is one moment in time you will never forget. When you are faced with adversity in the future, always remember the strength (both internal and external) you had on the day you hiked the Great Wall of China. You can accomplish anything! Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Changing Connections said...

Sweat, muscle, bugs, but the Great Wall. Not falling, slipping, or hurting yourself while still gazing at the view. Breath taking, I'm guessing from your blog and photo. After you hike the great wall, you achieve hero status. After this, anything is possible. Anything.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture