Friday, February 20, 2009

Egypt

So, Egypt.... it was a blast!!! What a crazy place with a bunch of crazy people. There is so much history!! The sites were awesome. Auburn was huge hit!!! Everyone loved her. People would stop and take pictures of her. Seriously, one lady stopped her car to get out to have her picture taken with Auburn. I wasn't expecting that. We have a ton a pictures, so I tried to just pull out of few....although there are a ton on here.

Islamic Cairo
There are mosques everywhere.




The Citadel


My head and my arms had to be covered inside the mosques.



Luxor temple

Karnak temple in Luxor


Our guide to the tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Kings. We were the only ones in the tomb, it was pretty sweet!

King Tut's tomb

Simon and Ryan hiked from the Valley of the Kings to the Temple of Hatshepsut. Auby and I took a cab because there was some climbing involved.

The Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor

Daddy and Auby at the Ramaseum in Luxor


walking in to the Valley of the Queens in the desert
The Ramaseum



Auburn at the Step Pyramid. It is the first pyramid built.


The Red Pyramid. The entrance is not quite halfway up. We all got to go inside, except Auburn. It was amazing to go inside and see how they they built these amazing buildings.

Riding camels at the Pyramids

The pyramids at Giza



The camel market just outside of Cairo. There were SO many camels.


Egypt vs. Ghana.
There were four soccers games total for the trip. At one of the games we were surrounded by a bunch of children. They kept coming up to us and asking the only questions they knew in English, like "What is your name?" and "How are you?"





Happy Valentine's Day

Fort Qaitbei in Alexandria

Thursday, February 19, 2009

3 continents in 3 days

On the way home they stopped in Venice

The boys at the game.

So I haven't posted anything forever, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. The week before we left for Egypt was the craziest!!! Ryan and Aaron came for a visit. Ryan was coming to Egypt with us, and had a week here in Germany before our trip. Aaron came with him for the Europe part. The day they arrived they took off with Simon to Italy for the weekend for a Juventus soccer game. When they returned Auburn and I played tour guides here in Munich. They took off for the rest of week. I think they ended up hitting eleven different countires. That same week the day after they took off Simon had a last minute business trip to Athens. He got home the day before our trip. On Friday we left for Egypt (which I'll post about after I have gone through all of our pictures). We returned home on the 16th and Simon had to leave for another business trip to Taiwan the following morning. His work schedule is usually not like this, but hey, he did hit 3 continents in 3 days.