Day 60 – The Great Wall

We are in China.
Beijing to be precise.
And today we stood on The Great Wall.

Great Wall

First Glimpse of the Wall

I don’t know if I can convey how monumental a moment that was for us.
There have been other moments on this trip of a lifetime that have had great significance.
Getting to Argentina was important as it was our first continental jump.
And getting to Colombia was significant because it was about so much more than being in South America. It was about facing stereotypes and trusting our instincts.
But the Wall? It is by far the most iconic place we’ve hit so far. It’s the thing we’ve all seen on TV and in the movies. One of those places you hope to visit but aren’t necessarily certain that you’ll get to in this lifetime.

cam's wall
When we put China on this trip, the Great Wall was an obvious stop. To stand there would mean we had really done it; stepped away from home and given ourselves over to travel.

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Dreaming it and doing it are so different… but here we are.
All four of us.
Already stronger than when we left home.
This is Day 60.
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Jen Maier, urbanmoms August 29, 2011, 1:38 PM

AMAZING.

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Kathy Buckworth August 29, 2011, 3:28 PM

Incredible. Can’t believe you’ve been gone 60 days already as well.  Looking forward to hearing about the next 300:)

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Heather September 1, 2011, 11:02 PM

and we are looking forward to living them. :)

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Jo-Anne Wallace August 29, 2011, 6:29 PM

Has it been 60 days already? You’ve done so much! Love reading all about it especially with the kids.

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Ann August 29, 2011, 8:36 PM

Wow, what a moment.  Was reading your blog and my kids peered over my shoulder. Now they want to go on a “round the world” trip.

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Heather September 1, 2011, 11:01 PM

ha! They are on to something, you know, ;)

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Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments August 30, 2011, 2:58 AM

I love this line: “Already stronger than when we left home.” 

Heather – you were strong the moment you dreamt this trip.  Even stronger when you made it a reality.

I can only imagine how strong you are now.

Can’t wait to see what comes next!

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Heather September 1, 2011, 11:01 PM

Thanks Maija. It doesn’t always feel that way but there are real moments of clarity when we are so certain of what we’re doing. 

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Mathesondawn September 6, 2011, 2:35 PM

Living for this today, Heather. Loving it! One day… Dawn Matheson

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Heather September 7, 2011, 12:53 AM

Thanks Dawn!

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Brenda September 6, 2011, 5:29 PM

Hat off to you and your family to take on such an adventure. I truly admire you and will continue to follow your progress.

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Heather September 7, 2011, 12:53 AM

Thanks! Glad to have you along:)

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