If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hotel Heaven

I am in hotel heaven right now.  After spending a week in a less than stellar place, we have moved onto Xian and arrived at my version of the Ritz.  The place we stayed in Baoji was very old, reeked of cigarette smoke, only served Chinese food at breakfast, charged 19 cents a minute for Wifi, and only ran the air conditioning between 5:30 pm and 1:00 am.  Our guide said that was the nicest place they could find because Baoji was a small city in China of only 3 million.  Okay.

So yes, after a day of touring the Terra Cotta warrior factory and museum, we just arrived to heaven.  It's the little things like A/C that make all the difference. :)  *Pics Below*

The Terra Cotta warriors were pretty cool.  I recommend going at a time other than the summer because it was a bit hot, but still amazing.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves and you should google the story behind them.   We ate lunch there on the museum property and found it odd that the restaurant was full of white people and no Chinese.  Don't ask because I have no idea. 

Tonight we are going to the Muslim market so I can spend all of my husband's money.  Don't worry babe, I will get you something cute. :)

I still have 300 little faces in my head and our team has already been discussing when we might return.  Yes it was that powerful.  I think I am going to pull for a nicer hotel next time though or maybe a daily 3 hour commute from this one.

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