Friday, July 18, 2008

Had the best time!

We went to the pyramids in Giza today and we had the very best time. We all rode a camel and went inside a pyramid. It was really warm but there was a nice breeze blowing. The camels were fun. They had horses but the camels were better. It was a great day. We had a tour guide take us and his wife met us at the end, she is from New York. Very nice young lady. It was just a great day!

Seen a Pyramid & rode a camel


































Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bet you don't see this everyday!




This morning while having coffee on the patio a man in a cart being pulled by a donkey went by. When was the last time you seen that? I love watching the people on the street go about their daily lives. Across the street there is a little girl about 2 who hollars until she gets our attention then waves until we wave back then she giggles loud enough that we hear her on our patio. There are always children playing in the street. Remember when we all use to play in the street. Somewhere there is a small goat that got away from his boy-before I could get the camera they were gone. It has not rained here at all the water in the street is from them washing the dirt off the cars. There are ladies who carry baskets of stuff on their heads.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Life so far

It seems I have finally gotten my internal clock reset! This is great news because I was getting concerned I would be on Texas time for a while. Its nice to wake up at 6:30 and enjoyning the quite time before we start our day.
We have been trying to get familiar with our new town and its customs. I have to say it has been easier than I expected.
I am enjoying living in our apartment and watching the locals go about their day to day lives. Children playing throughtout the street and the honking of car horns. The call to prayer is still an awesome experience. Its hard to explain but I am very thankful for this opportunity and what this experience means to my family.
I am thankful that we are here with people we know. It sure makes it easier to adjust. We have had so many stop us and say Welcome to Egypt.
As far as site seeing we have not done much yet because we have a year we can pace ourselves. I do want to go to the ocean soon!
I still have not cooked a meal here yet-stop laughing Denise!-Yes I am going to cook soon. I hope to learn how to prepare a meal that they eat here. Might need to take a lesson though first. I hope to take arabic classes and I want to take scuba diving lesson too. We are going to meet with the CAC staff soon to see if Kief is wanting to enroll or finish homeschooling. I hope that helps Kief make up his mind, he is still undecided.

Friday, July 11, 2008