Last week, Jason & I set out on the subway to explore Sheshan National Forest Park. We're always looking for ways to escape the city and this seemed like a good one. We'd seen the place in the distance before and had done a little research to find out that it is literally the only spot in Shanghai that isn't flat.
As we got closer, we realized once again how spoiled we've been to have spent most of our lives living in places where there are amazing national parks...that being said, we did have a fun day exploring this park and even found a few paths where we didn't see any other people for a few minutes.
The only "mountain" in all of Shanghai. Yep, that's it. Pretty impressive, right? ;-)
At the highest natural point in Shanghai (I am sure there are buildings downtown taller than this little hill).
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How we got here ... with a couple babies!
We first met on July 7, 2006. We'd both quit our jobs and gotten rid of nearly all our possessions. We had joined the Peace Corps and were heading to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. We thought we were prepared for whatever lay ahead ... neither of us had a clue.
Just over 10 months after we first met, we were MARRIED! Since then our adventures have included:
- a year in New York City, living in a Harlem brownstone apartment - going off-the-grid & into a tent-cabin on tiny Angaur island in Palau - living with a bunch of teenagers in Shanghai, China while working as dormitory parents
- off-the-grid again & into a barn on 400 forested acres in Vermont
- at the base of volcanos in beautiful Panajachel, Guatemala
And now ... on the hunt for a new career, we find ourselves in IDAHO!
We love to experience this great big world and hope you will join us for the journey!