March 07, 2009

Follow up on the Great Wall Adventure

 
Our expedition to the Wall was certainly not without its harrowing moments.  Or should I say moment... when Ari, who had not been feeling well all day, rolled over and said, "Papa, my stomach hurts".
 
Queue the puke!!!  He tilted his head back at a 90 degree angle and shot a jet of vomit straight into the air.  No exaggeration.  A veritable plume of pungent gastro-juice rose into the heavens, only to come splashing down about his face.  It poured over his hair and into his ears.  It trickled into his nostrils and down his neck, seeping into his shirt.  And then he did it again.  And again.
 
Thankfully, we reached the Wall without further incident.  (Let's just not think about the poor guy who has to sop up the puke on the bus...)  But the Wall is not really an ideal place for a stroller.  Lots of stairs and steep inclines.  Precipitous inclines.  So after we rode the gondola up the mountain, we levered the stroller up a few flights of steps and parked near a tower.  It was great just to sit up there in the fresh air with the warm sun on our faces.  Very relaxing.
 
Here are a few more shots I took from various places along the limited section of the wall that we visited.  Bear in mind that this is a restored part of the Wall.  The work was done in the 1980s, in partnership with a German group.  That may be why I look so absolutely German in most of these photos...
 








3 comments:

Dustin said...

The real question is, will there be one guy who sops up the vomit and puts it in a bucket at which point he dumps the bucket out on the ground outside the bus so that someone else can come and sop up the vomit a second time in order to put it in the vomit storage container meanwhile both men are being overseen by a vomit mopping official who is himself being overseen by a government official with a specialization in vomit mopping

normabumstead said...

It looks like you guys are having a great time. Reading this inspires me, we've got two kids now too and we would love to spend some time overseas. Probably with Andy's parents in Zambia, once they are there. Well blessings on you guys.

Char said...

I've never been able to picture one vomiting quite so vividly...nor found it so hilarious. James, you have quite the way with words I must say.