[Matt typing here...]
The steeper section consisted of a staircase that went up the side of the mountain.
Here's where I sat with the kids. If you zoom in a lot on this picture, you can see me sitting on the ground changing Marie's diaper and Scott sitting on the bench in a red sweatshirt and Bobby coming back from the trash can.
After lunch we went to Olympic Park to see the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. I was really surprised at how much I was affected by seeing these buildings in person. The Beijing 2008 Olympics are probably the games I remember the best because I wasn't in school so I didn't have any homework. Matt and I were living at Wymount at BYU and we had TiVo so I got to watch everything I wanted when I wanted. It was where Michael Phelps made history! And the opening ceremonies were unforgettable. So, it turned out to be very exciting to see where it all happened in person. The buildings are now used for sporting events and other performing arts.
After they dropped me off at the park I started to make my way up the hill. The trail had a couple of pagodas lining the trail as you went up.
[back to Becky]
So, that was the day in Beijing we had all been waiting for and it did not disappoint! One more day of touring to go...