Saturday, March 17, 2007

A good way to bond
















We've just gotten home. Drs. Rhoton and Knight vowed they would turn up at the office the day after a 36 hour hour journey; I on the other hand took the day off, except for checking my email. I didn't think I'd be very productive until I slept.
On the trip, we went to a lot of meetings and dinners, and in between we saw some of historical China. One day, we climbed all the way up the Great Wall-- didn't even use the cable cars that take you part of the way to the top (below).

Back at ETSU, we are all very busy. We do the things that we do, and when we take time to chat, we're apt to feel guilty (at least I do). We don't always know each other. However, there's nothing like climbing the Great Wall of China to stimulate comraderie. Our Dean's comment, "Unfortunately, takingeveryone to China is not a cost effective way to build staff relations." We were lucky.

3 comments:

Ruth said...

Roz, I would just love to see the great wall. I wonder if it will ever happen.

Roz said...

It's not that hard to arrange, Ruth. Let me know when you're ready.

Roz said...

It's not that hard to arrange, Ruth. Let me know when you're ready.

What does tomorrow mean? It is 5:30 pm here, but at home it’s 5:00 in the morning. I leave Weihai tomorrow and make a stop in Beijing. ...