It rained today for our trip to the Great Wall (at Mutianyu) and the Ming Tombs, healthful so we didn’t take many pictures, but we look great in the ones we did take. The Great Wall is a little like the Grand Canyon. You hear a lot of talk about it, and you see pictures, but then when you actually get there, you happily find it has still retained some of its awe-inducing power. The biggest regret of the trip was that the tobaggan ride down the hill was closed due to the rain.