We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

Our busy weekend

Bug takes in the Nile River
We had a great weekend with the boys. It was busy by design, and wonderful.

Friday morning we took the metro (itself a thrill) to a slightly rundown attraction called the Fish Garden. It’s seen better days, but it’s still a nice place for wandering around and checking out large aquariums of fish in cave-like structures. Is that hard to picture? It’s impossible to explain and is as weird as it sounds. It also seemed to be a hangout for the young lovers of Cairo. I kept expecting to bump into a snogging couple around some corner, but thankfully that did not happen. I did see plenty of couples holding hands, an uncommon sight around town.

Poor Mr. Four was expecting an aquarium so was quite confused. The boys, who had no expectations, liked the fish. They also liked the attention of a crowd of kids who gathered around and asked us, over and over, “What is your name?” and “How are you?” They seemed to think they were at the Funny American Garden.

Friday evening included dinner and a sail on the Nile River in a felucca, a traditional sailboat (well, traditional except for the bright red sail featuring the logo of a local cell phone company). The boys loved it. Especially since they got to eat soda and chips during the sail.

Saturday morning we visited the grounds of a local college, where the boys ran around a baseball field. It was the most grass we’ve seen in weeks, and Giggle was inspired to do a sommersault. The playground was being fixed up, and we didn’t even have a ball, but the open space was enough to amuse all of us.

Except for the disappointment that everyday would not involve a train, a boat, and fish, they boys were happy and, best of all, tired. We finally got a weekend right.

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2 September 2007 - Posted by | family, fun

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