The Grant Family: Father Bob S., Mother Clare, Son Bob Jr. and Daughter Clare Jr. from Claremont, California paid the first of, what they told the WCE Blog, will be many visits to Balansky’s Mountain Park, run by Saskatchewan Expat Hank Balansky, in the Wuxi New District.
Bob S. Grant, a former proctologist turned English teacher, told the WCE Blog that his visit to Balansky’s Mountain Park was spiritually uplifting and that he could hardly wait to come again. "Now that I have conquered the authentic true-to-scale version of Mount K2, I can hardly wait to climb the authentic replicas of Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Pomiu, Lhotse, and Everest.
His wife Clare, a former Tax Attorney now teaching at Little Nippers Kindergarten in the Meicun District, told the WCE Blog that the staff at Balansky’s Mountain Park treated her "mighty nice" and that she made many new friends. "The abominable snowmen who live on Mount Harry Moore were so helpful. They accompanied me everywhere and tried their best to ask any questions I had!"
The Grant children told the WCE Blog that they were "freaked out" by the height of the 88,888m high Mount Gorzo and the 78,789m high Mount Harry Moore. "It is amazing what they can do in the Wuxi China Expatdom!" proclaimed the children.