Great Wall, Shanghai, and The Ultimate Souvenir

View from outside Din Tai Fung, home of the “best dumplings in China.” (Side note–it’s a chain restaurant located inside a mall. And, though I’m someone that doesn’t particularly enjoy dumplings, I am apt to concur.)

Randall meeting a pint-sized version of a comic book movie character. Randall displays uncontained excitement…Until Susan, a.k.a. The Dream Crusher, refuses to entertain plots to purchase and subsequently enter the United States with a two foot plastic statuette of a fictional characer.[slideshow]

My second glowing endorsement for the purchase of a polarizer.

Unaltered view of the horizontal axis of the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The climb is often steep, lopsided, and unbelievably rewarding.