I work a block from the headquarters of National Geographic in Washington D.C. so there was no excuse to miss getting our area’s hottest ticket: the Terracotta Warrior exhibit.
Today was our day, and it didn’t dissapoint. We bought extra tickets, knowing there would be plenty of friends that would jump on a chance to do something President’s day morning.
The warriors are from Xian, an ancient capital of China. Over 6,000 life-size clay figures were built for the glory of a fierce emporer. It’s a well done display. The kids really liked the audio-tours and listened to all 15 stations in entirety.
Xian was on our list of places to go this summer on a month-long Asia trip. But sadly it’s cancelled for a variety of logistical reasons. I walked through the exhibit with a touch of remorse.
We will get to China someday…