We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

This morning, we took a little trip we’ve been meaning to take for three months. Our friend Mohammed drove us to Giza to see the Pyramids. When we got pretty close, a guy stopped us and offered to take us around the site by horse and carriage. We’re not sure we got a great deal, but we got to see the sights. First, we paid the carriage people for our little carriage and for a horse for Mohammed to ride. Then we had to buy tickets from the ticket booth to get into the Pyramid area. Then the carriage driver stopped to let us ride his friend’s camel for a minute or two, so we got to pay that guy, too. Lee Anna wasn't too sure about being up on top of that big old camel. He was a little tall for her liking!
Then they let me ride Mohammed’s horse with the other guide, so we paid that guy a little. Oh, and we had to tip our guide when we got back.
The Pyramids are really huge. Until 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was built, they were were the oldest man-made structure on earth. All in all, it was fun to go act like tourists for a few hours. All the people out there seemed surprised to hear us speaking Arabic to them. Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

  1. Great pictures and looks like you really enjoyed the morning. We look forward to doing that with you sometime. Gloria wanted to comment, so we are doing it.

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  2. Well, I'm not sure what is happening, but I'm trying to send this comment and can't get it to go.

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  3. I love it the hairbrush entry. Our daughter is 7 mo. old and I can't wait for such adorable eccentricities. Enjoy your wit. Folks in tourist areas never miss an opportunity. Melody and I got to pay lots of folks in Bali...

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  4. Melissa and I both loved seeing your photos. Melissa just finished a project on King Tut for school. Tomorrow she will be dressing in her Egyptian outfit and doing the presentation at school.

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  5. Hey Jason, Beth, and Lee Anna! I miss you guys alot so it's great to see your pictures! I just wanted to drop in and say hi! Let you know I Luv ya'll! :) I'm listening to music from All-region and it's really neat! I wish I could send you a copy! (if there's a way, let me know and I'll try asap!) Well I'll go for now! Talk to you later.
    In HIM, Katie

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  6. oh and if I remember right...there's gonna be a new little Davis here soon...:)

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  7. well...there. I guess I should have said that instead! :D

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