Day 1: On the first full day of our vacation to Qingdao we decided to brave the heat and humidity and climb Mount Lao. Climbing a mountain was one of Seth's three major goals for the trip (the other two being going swimming and eating lobster), so he was eager to get started. We took a taxi to the tourist center and then purchased the bus tour of the mountain, but don't worry--there was plenty of climbing involved!
Seth was really attracting a lot of attention, and it took me a while to figure out why: we were the only visibly foreign tourists on the mountain all day. It became annoying rather quickly, but it was also encouraging to reflect that he no longer draws nearly as much attention when we are in Beijing.