Resting up in Alexandria, Egypt
Oct 14, 2010
|Marilyn & I returned to the ship right at 7:30 last night. We had been gone from the ship for 12 and ½ hours and we were exhausted.
We traveled through the desert to Cairo, Egypt where we saw the great Pyramids and the Sphinx. My brother had been here some years ago and had told me much about his trip, so I had some idea about what to expect.
We took a luncheon cruise on the Nile which included some fine food, a belly dancer, a “Whirling Dervish”, and some enjoyable music.
The ride back in bumper to bumper traffic was just brutal!
Once on board the ship we went to our cabin to freshen up and then went to the dining room for some dinner.
We enjoyed the escargot, followed by French onion soup.
For the entrée, Marilyn had a delicious roast duck while I selected the orange roughy. For dessert we both opted for the raspberry crème brule’.
After that wonderful meal we simply returned to the cabin and crashed!
After a great night of sleep we both felt refreshed and were eager to begin our day of relaxation.
After taking showers and getting dressed for the day, we walked up two decks for the buffet breakfast.
We shared breakfast at a table with David & Bella, who are some very nice folks from New York.
We like these folks a lot and they invited us to come visit them. I’m not sure that will happen but we do hope to meet them again and plan to stay in touch.
It is a very warm day here as we docked in Alexandria, Egypt shortly before 10:00 AM.
Most tours today are only about five hours in length but we have decided to simply stay aboard and enjoy some down time relaxing on our balcony with a view of the city in front of us.
This has been a marvelous cruise experience and we have enjoyed seeing this part of the world. I have been in the middle east before but showing it to Marilyn and sharing it through her eyes has been wonderful.
We sure have lots of pictures to share with you folks but at 40 cents per minute for internet access, that will have to wait until we return home.
Because we are Platinum members of the Cruise Line we were given 250 minutes of free internet time, so I am using that to post the journal entries and to stay in touch with our family back home.
I may write more later or just go with what I have already written.
In either case, dear friends, Life is Good!