Our trip to Xian started out on an exciting note. We boarded the plane and then sat for an hour, so our interesting breakfast was served. As soon as we opened the lunch boxes the plane started to move, as if we were taking off, so everyone scrambled to gather up their food. One man put his rice soup in the back pocket of the seat in front of him, only to watch it drip out the bottom. Then the plane sat for another hour!!!!
We had an educational trip to learn about the Terra Cotta Warriors. The emperor was buried in the mountain behind.
He had the warriors built to protect him in his afterlife.
It is amazing to think that each of the warriors is put together piece by piece like a puzzle, since they were all crushed under the weight of the earth.
We enjoyed a nice dinner with Simon and his family.
Simon’s niece and nephew thought Patricia was beautiful and wanted a picture just with her.
After our Chinese meal we thought Simon should try a Blizzard ice-cream at DQ. He liked it.
It was great to see Wendy and Duan Duan again.
We had a chance to ride on the wall around Xian which is around 10 miles long. Some of us got a real workout.
Here is Pattie explaining how we should work as a team.
I listened and peddled very quickly to keep up with her!!!!!
We were ready for a rest when we finished.
We arrived at the airport an hour early with Simon as he also had to fly to Beijing, to find out that our plane was delayed at-least 4 hours. I was so happy he was along, as very little English was spoken, so we were in a constant state of confusion. In the end we sat there for 7 hours and got home at 3:30 am. Another new learning experience concerning flying.