Beautiful pond at outdoor market
Mommy and Kevin at wall...sorry not able to turn
Loom at brocade factory
I got in trouble for this one. 4500 yrs old.
Row of loomers
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Today we visited the Nanjing wall and brocade factory. I will post pictures of the brocade factory, but it is really like Las Vegas....pictures don't do it justice. It was truly fascinating to watch the teams of loom workers. They have to work together to make the beautiful things they make. They are able to make 2 inches a day. I don't think I would ever sell anything. It was truly amazing. No pictures were allowed in the museum part....I did break the rules once....see below picture.
We then went to the Nanjing wall. This is the first Great Wall. It surrounded the city of Nanjing, which used to be the capital of China. It was windy but still beautiful.
Our boy still tolerates me and will smile big cheesy smiles if sitting on Daddy's lap. We have had some sage advice from another family experiencing the same situation. Duane will now start kissing and hugging me....we will see if Kevin likes me any better if Daddy show more affection to me. Oh the sacrifices we make for our children...tee hee. He is such a good traveler, I hope this carries onto the plane rides home. We have some little ones that don't like all the time we spend on the buses and it is heartbreaking to hear them cry. Our boy likes to keep moving, so we have been really lucky.
Tomorrow we leave for GZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't tell you how glad we will be to get there. It also brings us closer to getting home to our girls. I can't believe how badly my heart aches for them. It is great to see them on SKYPE, but I feel like they have grown since we have been gone. A huge shout out to my mother who has taken such great care of them. Hannah says Claire doesn't even really ask about us....that was really shocking. She is such a homebody, I thought mom would have more trouble. I feel a sickness coming on, please pray for continued health for us all. I believe mine is all the smoking that goes on here. My sinuses are haveing a meltdown.
Enjoy the pictures.