Gregg's sister has just spent the most amazing month in China. She teaches at a university and along with faculty and students visited several cities. There were some very interesting stories that came out of this trip, one that stands out in my mind was that of a student who had appendicitis. However, all turned out well, as thanks to the exemplary care she received in a wonderful hospital, where she said she received much kindness and compassion from the medical staff, she was able to rejoin the trip shortly afterwards. I'm sure she had to take it a little easier for a while but now she's back in the US. I can't imagine how scared she must have been but she came through with flying colors and now she has a "you'll never guess what happened to me while I was in China" tale.
My sister-in-law has generously given me permission to share any of the photos she sent to the family, for which I thank her very much. The one above is of her and her son. He arrived a few days into the trip. They are standing next to this rather magnificent Sleeping Buddha and other ancient statues which are near the city of Chongqing. The photo below is a sight I would love to see one day and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China. You can read about its history here.
I am not sure where these other photos are located.