January 9, 2020

Our Family Trip to China, Part One

I always love traveling with my grandchildren - especially now that they are older and can appreciate and enjoy more of the sights and experiences.

Over the holidays, my daughter, Alexis, her children, Jude and Truman, and I spent a wonderful and very interesting week in China. China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia, surrounded by Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Tajikistan, North Korea, and Bhutan. During our stay, we toured Xi’an and the Valley of the Warriors. On another day, we had a Tai Chi lesson - the Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and meditation. We walked through markets filled with interesting foods and kitchen tools and tried ice biking and chair skating at Bejing’s Summer Palace Kunming Lake. Of course, we also visited The Great Wall of China - number 1 on Truman’s “must-do list” for the trip. We walked part of The Great Wall and took in many of its stunning views from the ground and from the air. If you follow my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, you may have seen some of my photos - it was a very action-packed and fascinating journey.

Over the next few days, I’ll share lots of images from this latest family excursion - enjoy them all.