Archive for March, 2008

Of meat, memories and magazines

We recently had 2 couples staying with us, at the same time. They arrived about 3 hours apart. It was enough time to get the first couple home, and unpacked. We went through “the bounty”. They brought pork products. A whole Smithfield ham, and 10 pounds of chourico. The chourico, I knew about, because I [...]

Jazz at the Sphinx

About a month ago, we were lucky enough to score tickets to a concert. The concert was by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Who knew the Smithsonian even had a jazz ochestra? It was a pleasant 2 hours spent sitting in front of the Sphinx. They played some classics. Everyone, both the audience and the [...]

It is going to be your turn, sometime soon. Insha’allah

( Travel )

We just had 2 couples staying with us. Before that was another set of friends. Before that was some family. Tomorrow another set of good friends arrive. 4 sets of visitors in just over a month. It was lots of fun but it got me to thinking. And I say: “It is now your responsibility [...]

The Temple of Edfu.

We hit this temple just after sunset. It is fairly well lit. I have a couple of photos I like here.

The Locks at Esna

On our trip down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan we sailed through the locks at Esna. I think the locks are cool. Here are just a very small handful of photos. [And by overwhelming demand of my loyal readers, we are back to using Picasa for photo webpages]

Medinat Habu photos

A set from Medinat Habu. This temple is interesting for a couple of reasons. it is not heavily visited. No crowds! It is very well preserved. The colors on some of the carvings are still intact and then are pretty spectacular Trying another one of photoshops web formats. I can’t find one that lets me [...]

A few photos from our trip at Christmas to Luxor

I am trying something new. I am using the web page generator from PhotoShop to create a Flash based web page. Here it is. If you love it, hate it or tolerate it, let me know. Trying to decide if I will switch to a new presentation format or not. Thanks

Abu Simbel already?

Gee. Has it been 2 months since we were in Abu Simbel? And still no post. I slack, therefore I am. We went to Abu Simbel in “the convoy”. [They even had a bear in the air] For “safety” reasons, all tourists are required to ride in a convoy between Aswan and Abu Simbel. [Between [...]

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