Friday, March 30, 2007
Today we learned that some stores hang these when there is a grand opening. When we arrived home today the lights were already gone. We watched the men hang them yesterday afternoon and it was a lot of work! Today they are gone????? Oh well, we enjoyed them for the 2 hours that they were flashing.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Below are some of the pictures. There are a lot but even these don't show or "smell" what we really experienced today.
How many of you could balance your Wal-Mart sack on your head?
This is how most Egyptian women carry their babies! Isn't it creative?In the city there is a recycling center that is amazing. It is an entire compound made up of a training center for trades such as sewing, a free medical clinic to treat the people in the city, a garden fertilized with compost to help the polluted air, and a school for the children in the area. Here are some of the pictures of the school. There are no books for this school, all of their work is done on the recycled paper from the center and most of the teaching is done outside.
This is the trade center for teaching quilting, sewing and looming. All of the material is left over scraps that are being recylced. They call their program "Learn to Earn." Girls and women here are so thankful to have this facility. While Stacey was there she got to buy several rugs and purses from them!
Finally, we were able to see the Coptic Church set in the side of the mountain. Here are some of the amazing carvings in the side of the mountain.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
This particular night the jumping caused the door of the washer to fly open causing water to flood all over the bathroom. All bathrooms and kitchens here have a drain in the floor. Here is Meredith using the squeegy to push the water in the drain. You just never know what a day will bring here!!!!!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Here are a few of the favorite foods that we enjoy.
Nuts of all kinds:
Fresh Sqeezed Orange Juice:
Lamb-doesn't it look delicious???? No, we really don't buy this on the street because Stacey can't seem to muster up the courage!
Along the way we met several children who really seemed to love Meredith. They met us at a store and then stayed with us the rest of the evening while we shopped. They didn't speak any English but they held Meredith's hand the whole time and wanted her to tell them things in English. We went to a local grocery store and they took her up and down all of the isles asking her the English name for all of the products. Meredith had a great time with these precious girls.
Matthew Ray is always on the move. Here he is enjoying himself in front of a clothing store.
By the end of the evening we were all pooped! We only got a shot of Madison looking this way but this is how we all felt!