On our second (last) day in Beijing, we took a two our drive to the The Great Wall of China. Even though the wall is in Beijing it takes about 2 hours to get there. Driving in China is nothing like driving in America and we were without a car seat. Ezra thought he could just run circles around the vehicles. Seriously, this mama’s car seat advocate heart had to be VERY adaptable on this journey. Here is Ezra just taking a two hour car ride on the floor of our van.
For our tour of the wall we wanted to ride the closed cable cars up and take the toboggan down but it is about an hour walk between the watch towers. Our guide explained our only choice would be to take the ski lift up. I was totally unsure of this with Ezra but chose to wear him in my Lillebaby carrier on the way up. He did great and barely wiggled while looking around at everything.
After we toured the Wall, our guide took us to a really nice restaurant. She explained the many of the local restraints were “family” style. We ordered a few different things and had the best eggplant dish I have ever eaten in my life.
Our day ended with a race against time to get to the train station where we would head off to city #2, Zhengzhou, Henan Province where we would meet our daughter the next day.