Wednesday, September 23, 2009

you see that mountain over there? yeah, one of these days, i'm going to climb that mountain

ok. so i didn't actually climb a mountain, but i did hike to the top of a little mountain near us to see a buddhist temple near our school. some crazy teacher took me to the top with our classes for a peace day hike. was pretty fun, but wish allison could have gone to the top. by the way, going on a hike here is a little different than at home. they don't know what switchbacks are. they just go straight ahead and you hike up or down a hill with stairs. ok, on with the pics (and lots of them):

our "gym"

the trail up

eek! wish allison would have been there for this one

our school from above

something to smile at on the way down

ps been listening to a lot of owen. check him out if you get a chance. bye.


  1. WOW~ what amazing pictures. Hard to believe you can take a walking field trip and be in such a beautiful location!

    Peace to you too.
    Love you~ Mom

  2. How was the temple? Did you get a chance to Baibai (拜拜) (worship)? I always find it's relaxing and rewarding after a good temple hike to light some incense, bow, kneel and meditate for a while before depositing the incense in the urn and heading back down.

  3. Looks like a beautiful hike! Thanks for the pics!

  4. That just made me miss Asia. If only they spoke Spanish there!

  5. What is with all the giant hands and fingers? Please interpret.