We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

Some news, and off to Dahab

Mr. Four has a new job. He starts in a couple of weeks. This will mean big changes for all of us. He’ll be working part-time, but will have less time with the kids, unfortunately. We’re lucky to have a great housekeeper who will be doing more for us, especially nannying. I hope it won’t be too disruptive for the boys.

It also means we’ll have some extra money. We’ve been getting by fine on my salary, but another salary will be a huge help.

Mr. Four is really excited for this. He’s been quite happy to be home with the boys, but now he’s looking forward to an interesting job with interesting people.

And to celebrate his new job… we’re off to Dahab this weekend. Okay, we’ve been planning this trip for ages, but now it’s especially nice to have the time together as a family before Mr. Four begins his new job (just a few days after we get back to Cairo).

Dahab, on the Red Sea on the Sinai Peninsula, has the reputation of being a backpackers’ hang-out, though I think the true backpacker days are long gone. In any case, it’s supposed to have great character and great diving. Mr. Four is newly certified and these will be his first real dives. Plus I think we might be able to do some kiddie snorkeling for the boys. Maybe they’ll see Nemo.

I’m also hoping we can take a trip to St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai (yes, as in Moses) and take what’s here called a desert safari, which means hanging out with camels and Bedouin.

Mr. Four and I have traveled a bit over the past few years, but this is the longest real vacation we’ve taken since we went to the Everglades about four or five years ago (which was actually part work for Mr. Four so I guess that wasn’t even a real vacation either). And the first long vacation we’ve taken as a family.


17 April 2008 - Posted by | family, fun, holidays, tourism


  1. Wow, that sounds like an excellent adventure–have a marvelous time, and don’t forget the little people in your lives who live vicariously through you!

    Comment by doris day | 17 April 2008

  2. Have fun! And congratulations to Mr. Four!

    Comment by Libby | 17 April 2008

  3. Congrats, Mr4! Can I ask what the new job is?

    Comment by Karen | 6 May 2008

  4. Karen, you can certainly ask! But I’m trying not to get into those details on this blog so I can fool myself into thinking my identity is unknown to Greater Cairo. So I’ll let you know separately.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 7 May 2008

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