Ah, the glorious Yellow River. Known in China as the cradle of civilization it is to day a sad wraith of what it once was. As the droughts have grown more frequent and the water tables have continued to drop the Yellow River is today but a drop at its closest location to Kaifeng. When we traveled there in mid-April, Josh and I were able to bury ourselves in deep mud. It was entirely too much fun. We have spent several great days at the Yellow River by drinking, throwing frisbees, and grading papers. I will miss our trips to the Yellow River, even though it’s a pretty pitiful stream.