Tomorrow we will be leaving Dali to meet up with the rest of the group in Hangzhou for the official start of our orphanage trip. We think they are on the plane right now and will be landing in Shanghai within hours. Yesterday we drove 4 hours by bus through gorgeous Chinese countryside watching farmers in their fields harvesting rice and other vegetables. We arrived in Dali, and toured a temple that went on and on like the Forbidden City in Beijing. The three pagodas in the photo withstood the earthquake in 1997 but 2 of them are a little tilted. We are enjoying our tour of western China a great deal but are very excited to meet up with the group and see the children in Hangzhou and Lanxi.
|link to RTC 2009 photo album|