Friday, December 29, 2006
Making Sand Angels at the Pyramids
It is December in Cairo and though it is freezing here today (50's and windy), there is no snow for traditional winter fun like snow angels. If it weren't so filthy, I might actually try to make a sand angel, but I'll save that for my next trip to the Red Sea. You can't come to Cairo without visiting the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Now that Ian will be living here for awhile, we thought we'd take him so he can give better tours when our friends and family come. We took him to the Pyramids last year at this time when Chad and Lauri were touring, we just didn't know it. Ian won't remember either trip, but this year's pictures with him on the outside are much cuter!
This was a victory for us because we got out of the house and drove ourselves. It is easy to hibernate to avoid the traffic, pollution and hassles of Cairo, but that is no way to live. I've been back for almost a month and have spent most of that time working on organizing the house. Most of the ex-pats leave for the holidays, so everything shuts down until mid to late January.
Fridays and Muslim holidays are the best days to go to the Pyramids because there are less people. This is especially true in the mornings. We set up our tripod to get a family picture without having to pay someone to take our picture. Harassment avoidance!
Ian is wearing his new outfit from Aunt Kate. The wind was rough on him, but he was a champ.