On Thursday, March 26th, Mom and I visited the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section. We went with my friend Jamie and Jamie's friend Carrie. Back in September, I hiked from the Simatai section to the Jingshanling section, but this was the first time I had been to Mutianyu.
The drive there was nice. We hired a driver to take us so we could relax and watch the scenery.
When we first arrived, we had to walk through a vendor section where you can buy "I climbed the Great Wall" t-shirts. We passed on the shirts, but we did buy a tasty Chinese pancake snack.
We decided to take the chairlift up.
At the top, we remembered.
We walked around on the wall until we got hungry for lunch.
Then, we climbed back down.
We decided to ride the toboggan down. When we got to the place where you get on, there was a small group of Russian guys who were also going to ride the toboggans. We expected them to go quickly, so we let them go ahead of us. Unfortunately, they were very slow. We had to keep stopping and waiting for them to get going again. In the picture below, you can see my shoe, then Carrie, then Mom.
We had lunch nearby at the Schoolhouse Restaurant.