Saying goodbye to our friend, Mark Erikson. We miss him here this year! The RDFZ team is not the same!
Chinese people celebrate a traditional holiday called Mid-Autumn festival in September by giving out these mooncakes.
A student took me to the Olympic men's indoor volleyball finals where we watched the gold/silver and bronze games. It was great to see the US bring home the gold!
We had the week off for National Day, so I went to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a province of northern China, with ten other teachers to visit the grasslands and Gobi desert.
We slept in a yurt! It was cold!
Caleb and I went for a roll in the desert inside this inflated ball.
Strapped to the inside. Note the attractive sand boots.
Anna and I are glad to share an apartment again this year!
The gang - Caleb McCollim, Tim Neetz, David Skillings, Mark Caterinacci, Colleen Derry, Ann Foley, Michelle Vanden Berg, myself, Anna Hayes, Kate Talbott, Laura Robison
Sunset over the Gobi - what a great trip!