One of my students lives in the same building as I do. She invited me to go climb a mountain with her, her brother, and two of her friends. Brian, my co-teacher and friend came too. At 7:00 am, we headed off for the mountain. yes…it was too early for me. I was surprised to see how many people were headed there this early. And, some were walking back FROM the mountain this early in the morning. We spent three hours and traveled many, many kilometers. My travel partners were, Sue, Emily, Jerry, Brian, and Chen (we would later name him Tom for the cartoon since we had a Jerry with us). Notice that to climb a mountain, just about any mountain in China, you use stairs. No dirt paths to walk. I prefer the dirt paths. Stairs wear you out. But, it was still fun.