We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

Leaving Cairo


The bags are packed (mostly), the house is empty (mostly), the boys are sleeping (soundly), and Mr. Four and I have a quiet few hours before we leave the house for our midnight flight back to the US.

We’ve had a busy few days, filled with lots of goodbyes. We met some wonderful people here in Cairo, and it’s hard to leave these friends.

Bug and I went with some of these friends on an amazing trip to the White Desert a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so glad I got a chance to see what must be Egypt’s most beautiful place. We drove southwest of Cairo and camped under the stars (a rare sight in Cairo proper).

This desert used to be the bottom of a huge sea, and the limestone rock is quite striking. These rocks are called The Mushroom and The Chicken.
mushroom and chicken

Bug was convinced the rocks were made of hardened snow (like lava).

snow drifts

It’s sad to leave. But we’re also very excited for the adventures ahead.


6 October 2009 - Posted by | our life in egypt


  1. Such beautiful pictures. I wonder if they will make you feel ‘homesick’ in the years to come.

    Safe travels Family of Four. I can’t wait to hear from you on the flip side.

    Comment by paige | 7 October 2009

  2. Good luck and safe travels!

    Comment by Meghan | 7 October 2009

  3. Safe travels! Hope the transition goes smoothly for you all.

    Comment by Connie | 7 October 2009

  4. Goodbye Egypt, Hello Dream Town! So exciting, a brand new adventure! are you going to blog this one too?!?! I hope so 🙂

    Comment by Kristen | 7 October 2009

  5. Wow – you’re heading home. We are too, but not until December.

    Comment by Juju | 7 October 2009

  6. Never been to the White Desert–now we’re inspired to go.
    Happy reverse culture shock! In DreamTown, even that should be fun.


    Comment by J | 7 October 2009

  7. oh i really wanna go there! It looks amazing! Are you leaving Egypt for good? Safe travels!

    Comment by gwendolen- med halva livet i egypten | 30 May 2010

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