We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

More mall fun

We finally figured out where Egyptians take their kids to play: the mall. This was no rinky-dink amusement park.

The boys really enjoyed the rocket ride.



They also rode on a train.

Giggle wanted to go on the big swing, but I said no way.

He did talk Mr. Four into the roller coaster.
roller coaster

And Giggle loved it. Here you can just see his head above the top of of the car, next to Mr. Four.
roller coaster

Poor Bug, way too small to go on the roller coaster, cried the whole time.

Are malls in the US like this now too? Or is this a phenomenon only in countries and cities without any public open space?


26 February 2008 - Posted by | family, fun, our life in egypt


  1. Love the pictures…heard about unrest in Cairo (including a man getting shot in a bread line) over the price of bread and other food on NPR today…hope you are all ok…

    Comment by Libby | 27 February 2008

  2. Libby, thanks for your concern. This is actually the first I’ve heard of the news myself! So rest assured we are apparently so far removed from this I didn’t even know about it. If I learn anything, I’ll post it here.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 27 February 2008

  3. Definitely we have the “mall thing” going on here, too. But we also have massively cool parks with the most amazing playground equipment. Stuff that I’ve never seen in the US. That’s probably because the US liability laws wouldn’t allow some of this stuff – that’s how cool it is! This time of year, we are avoiding the mall play areas in favor of the parks and playgrounds, but come May/June that’s where we’ll be. It’s too hot to go to any outdoor play areas after that.

    The other thing we’ve found is that our local mall – which is an “outdoor” mall (if you know what I mean) – is deserted during the daytime but after dark it is just HEAVING with people, kids riding around on their bikes, teens cruising around, you name it. So, we pack the bike in the car, head up the road about 5K to the mall, and let Lyra have a cruise around with the rest of the neighborhood kids.

    Comment by Julie | 28 February 2008

  4. Julie, wow, I hadn’t thought about the kids using their bikes at a place like this. We are still flummoxed as the places where they can ride.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 28 February 2008

  5. Actually we have full blown amusement parks like, Dream Park 🙂 you’ll like it 🙂

    Comment by TareX | 7 July 2008

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