King Tut on vacation in sunny Florida

Trip Start Dec 09, 2005
Trip End Jan 01, 2006

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

November 12, 2005: I'm mad. Can you believe it: we will finally get our chance to visit Egypt and one of those "must see" sites -- King Tut's final resting place -- and wouldn't you know, he will be out of town vacationing in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida thanks to the National Geographic Society and their cronies. Okay, it's good that they're bringing history to the masses. But this is our trip of a lifetime and we won't get to see this awe-inspiring site as we had planned! Yes, I'm mad about that. I knew we should have seen him in California over the summer. But we decided that since we would be going to his hometown, it would be much more authentic to see him in his own surroundings rather than in the fabricated display of a museum setting. Now if that isn't a missed opportunity, I don't know what is. Okay, I'm getting a grip on my emotions. I was just having a moment there.

By the way, for those family members and friends who live in the Los Angeles, California area, we would strongly recommend that you not miss this opportunity to visit this exhibit. At least you will have a chance of a lifetime to see something that that we won't and just think, we are the ones going to Egypt. Feel free to write back and tell us about your experience.

Well, despite this little setback, we're still looking forward to seeing many more interesting sites on our Egypt/Jordan trip next month. Anita and I are on a quest to learn a little about the region, the people, their culture and the language before we head over there. We want to be somewhat educated - if not impressively knowledgeable - about a few things so we won't appear to be the ignorant Americans. We've been studying a few Arabic words and phrases and are practicing fervently so as not to confuse things and find ourselves asking for a second helping of hotel or directions to the coffee. You should hear us trying to pronounce some of these words. It is quite amusing. But at least we're trying.

We're also discovering some interesting factoids about Egypt, which we will be sharing with you along the way. For example, did you know that, unlike the Mississippi River, which flows north to south, the Nile Rive flows south to north? Interesting, huh. We thought so. Hey if you know of any other interesting facts or places you think we should visit while in Egypt please let us know and we will try to make it there. We will even try to provide some feedback of our experiences in our online travelogue. Remember this will be our first time there and as always, we would like to see and experience as much as possible. We'll keep you posted.
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riveras831 on

ISMAHLEE (Excuse me),
And your not going to see 'Luther' this year either!
It's like going to Graceland and not seeing Elvis. Are you in de 'Nile'?

Cristina Rivera
In the words of Blowfly..
'I can't stand myself sometimes' and you know that's a big 10-4 good buddy!!!!

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