We slept in this morning and then took a 1 1/2 hour ride out to do a boat ride to see the Leshan Buddha which is a massive carving that was done over 1000 years ago and took 90 years to build. The pictures will give you an idea of what it looked like. The drive back was long and uneventful except for being pulled over by the police and military for an inspection and the kids fighting over which DS they would get. Tomorrow we go to see pandas which we are also excited about. Scott and Carter also found a local place that will do our laundry. Carter came back (after carrying it 15 minutes down the road) and said that they had to call a friend who spoke english so they knew what we wanted and that they counted out each piece that they gave them one at a time. We are taking it easy tonight (decided to skip the tea house and Sichuan Opera as we need to sleep so that we can be up bright and early for the panda reserve. We are craving some home cooked food (Addy is widdling down to nothing). Today I gave Addy some crackers that we had bought at a local store (similar to baby cookies I would say) and she passed it back to me and said she didn't like it. Kayla turned to me a couple of minutes later and said, "Mommy, how does Addy know she doesn't like it if she didn't even try it. Oh, I think she might have smelled it." Very wise. She and Carter are doing much better than expected with the food and various smells (especially now that Carter is 100% better). Addy is not so happy about the squat toilets and finding a regular seat with some toilet paper is like winning the lottery.
A little tidbit of info for our China group friends. As I sit typing there is construction going on above my head. I am typing to an even beat of hammering. They shut off the water twice today and we can expect the hammering to stop around 9:00 pm. On the bright side Laurie...there is no brown water dripping on my head! Pictures to come after dinner.