We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

Lovely and delicious

We had a lovely Thanksgiving. The food was delicious. Our hostess even made coleslaw when she heard it’s a Thanksgiving tradition in Mr. Four’s family. She also had an amazing array of desserts, including my favorite, chocolate pie. Yum.

Plus, the boys (and I) got to watch the Macy’s parade, as our hosts have Armed Forces Network TV. The best part was that the parade started at 3pm, so we caught the end of it after dinner.

And we had a nice day on Friday, Mr. Four’s birthday. He said it was the best he’d had in years (no reflection on me, right?). I spent the morning celebrating his birthday by… getting a facial! I’ve had some terrible skin problems here, and I was convinced it was the pollution until the charming Austrian facialist told me it was coming from “inside,” ie stress. Ah well. Anyway, Friday was the only time I could get an appointment, so Mr. Four played with the boys while this woman cleaned my skin and plucked my eyebrows (ouch!).

On Friday evening, we went to a charming restaurant on the banks of the Nile River, where we ate on the patio and watched feluccas, or sailboats, cruising the Nile. The restaurant, like some others in Cairo, had a kids’ play area (I remarked on that til Mr. Four reminded me it’s standard at McDonald’s). Anyway, the food was good to excellent (Mr. Four really enjoyed his steak), and the desserts were delicious. It was a lovely evening. And the restaurant? T.G.I. Friday’s. And it was filled with Egyptians smoking shisha, basically, big bongs.

Despite the incredible river that runs through this city, it’s not so easy to find a place to enjoy the view, so it was a particular treat, especially since it was a delightfully cool evening.

And Saturday we enjoyed a low key day at home. I had a chance to work on my ($*#%!) novel, which should be done in another few days, and we otherwise putzed around the apartment and neighborhood.

Just tonight Mr. Four and I finished his homemade apple pie. It was also delicious.

And now we’re gearing up for Giggle’s birthday, this Thursday, and his party, this Friday. I’m still looking for ideas on entertaining a bunch of 3-6 year old boys for two hours, so please keep the suggestions coming.

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25 November 2007 - Posted by | giggle, holidays, home

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