Sunday, October 3, 2010

Karnak, Luxor, etc.

For the first time in a while we got a good night's sleep. We rode some motor boats to the Karnak temple. It is so wonderful to ride along the Nile. More picturesque than you can imagine. It is also a lot of fun to see our kids making real friends with the students. They are really enjoying each other, and having a great time.

Of course the Karnak temple is breathtaking. They hypostyle hall is so amazing, my jaw drops each time I am there. It is overwhelming. The whole facility is. Our kids loved seeing all the stuff, and exploring a little. They also worked on the movie, and the students are getting into helping them make it. This was a big wow! experience.

From there we took some carriages to the Luxor temple. BJ's driver actually let him drive the carriage most of the way. He and the horse seemed to get along very well. Luxor temple is also amazing.

After being awed by that temple we took the carriages back to the hotel. Then we had a bit of free time. Julianne and I had to spend most of it packing, and Kaleb slept a bit (I fell asleep on the carriage ride). BJ and Tashara swam with the students. We had a great BBQ, and then went to the train station. We had the most efficient train loading you can imagine, and then we were off. The students were having a great time, and they got BJ and Kaleb to do a little filming on the train. Tashara had one of the students for her roomate, and thought that was cool. I was very, very tired, so I went to bed pretty early, and slept very well. Still, we got up at 4:30 am. And then the day started anew, with more and more to do . . .

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