Monday, March 7, 2011

Greece for a month or so maybe??!!

We are staying about an hour outside Athens Greece and I am extremely happy to be here. I will be trying to post everyday that we are here I really want to share this adventure.

So the plane ride over really was bad. No other way of putting it. We flew that same flight before and it bad that time as well. Note to self never ever book that flight again.

We arrived in Athens on Sunday and with very little rest on the plane I was exhausted. Grabbed a cab from the airport could barely stay awake for the 1 1/2 to the island we are staying on. The rooms weren't ready but the resort is beautiful. Once the rooms are ready I go straight to sleep, slept so hard I thought it was the next day when I woke up, but it was still Sunday. That night the resort was having a car~ni~val party so we attended it. I thought it was a cross between Mardi Gras and Halloween. Children were dressed in costumes and so were a few adults. It was really a neat experience glad we went.

Now everyone know I am not a cold weather gal, and I knew before we got here that it is still winter time in Europe. So I was a little prepared. It snowed for 2 days which was fine because jet lag all I did was sleep.

Thursday is the first day I feel good, which if you know me then you know that is really good probably a record for me getting over jet lag. Whoo Hoo!!!

I woke up about 4:00am and after James went to work, went to the gym for 2 hours man that was great. I feel good today. Hope it last. lol

Our suite is nice, and I am going to love not cooking for the whole time we are here. The food is great too. We went to the small town close to the resort and bought fresh fruit. The resort cleared out the mini bar so that we could use it for our food. We have a sea view and mountain view room it is beautiful.

Gotta love Europe like Egypt you can go into a pharmacy and by prescriptions over the counter. I was running low on one and they have the brand name here. yay!!

Our plan is to spend every weekend we are here sit seeing. I cant wait to post our adventure hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Goodbye 2010 Hello 2011

Well here I am almost the end of January 2011 and just catching up my blog. Once again I hope to keep up better this year, we will see how that goes.

I have to say 2010 was a wonderful year! We traveled a lot and I enjoyed every minute of it. I am not sure 2011 will be as exciting travel wise but I am sure we will be going to some great places.

We ended 2010 in Aruba! What a wonderful week that was. I love anywhere the temperature is 80 degrees or above and it was there. Sun, sand and water is all I need in life. What made this trip so special is that we went as a family, the 4 of us. I keep saying that there will come a time that our sons won't be able to travel everywhere we go, so each time we do and they can I thank GOD. We started 2011 in Texas with friends and family and I have to say that was wonderful. What a great way to start the new year.

We are into our 3rd year in Cairo and while the "new" has worn off and we are settled in, it is still really cool to say I live in Egypt. Some people we know have been here for years and I am saying I won't be one of them for sure but I am enjoying this opportunity.

I have to adjust to this life and there are parts that are more difficult than others, but I would say that I continue to find the positive about all that is Egypt.

Like I said earlier I hope to be more consistent with blogging, but make no promises. I don't think I will see my sons as often as I did in 2010, but instead of being depressed about that I just look forward to when I will.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Race for the Cure-Egypt

Me and some friends participated in Egypt's Race for the Cure on Saturday October 23, 2010. The race took place at the Giza pyramids. I have participated in the Race at home (Texas) and I can say that this was defiantly a different experience. Not saying bad just very different from the way we do it in the states. I did learn this is only the second Race in Egypt's history so there are lots of room for improvement as Egyptians become more involved with breast cancer research and cure. I was surprised at the people I talked to who I thought would be involved that for whatever reasons were not. I thought that the pyramids would be a perfect place for the Race but after participating not so much. They still allowed cars, buses and camels to use the road walker/runner used. Imagine participating in your town and them not closes the roads. The only other choice was to walk in the sand, if you have been to the pyramids you know how uneven rocky that can be!
Over all was a really good day, talked with some ladies from Alexandria while walking up to the start line. They had participated last year.
If we are in Egypt next year I hope to participate again. I have to say that it was nice to see so many young people involved! Way to go Egypt!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Home visit September

So here a few pictures from this quick trip home:

My baby is 21! James and I thought this was an important milestone that we just could not miss. His birthday gift? A new truck (pictures to follow as soon as he finds one he wants)
While home we split our time between Waco and Denton. A few trips and visit to friends and family in between.
So here a few pictures from this quick trip home: