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Father and Son Trip -- Dad and Jacob

Egypt, Italy, France, Monaco and The Vatican


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© Copyright 2003, Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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This is just a quick note letting you know that Jacob (2nd son) and I had an absolutely wonderful time on our recent travels. We visited five countries in 14 days, June, 2000: Egypt, Italy, France, the Vatican and Monaco. Our Egypt visit was especially memorable...

*swam in Red Sea (about 30km below Suez Canal)
*saw Fort Rashid (mouth of Nile) where Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799
*saw Pyramids (went inside Great Pyramid) and Sphinx of Giza -- rode camels at dusk (mystically 
*got some great video for Return To Glory film project
*visited Cairo Museum -- King Tut's treasures and much, much more
*one hour wind powered boat ride on the Nile
*hot desert travel going to Red Sea (driving with open windows is like sitting in front of a blast furnace 
  for a few hours)
*in a busy Egyptian marketplace we haggled and got a good deal on Jacob's silver "promise ring" -- 
  his statement of preserving sexual purity till marriage
*wild drivers in Cairo -- honking horns, pedestrians and cars everywhere. No traffic rules that we 
  could see
*R/T train ride to Alexandria (immediately fertile north of Cairo -- Delta region)
*everybody wants money from "rich" tourists in Egypt!
*stayed at Al Horeya Hotel in Heiropolis
*ate at McDonalds, KFC and Arbys -- good Egyptian food!
*In Rome saw the actual (archaeologically proven) prison where Paul and Peter were imprisoned 
*In Rome saw what they believe to be the actual whipping post used when Jesus was scourged
*Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistene Chapel, St. Peter's Cathedral, Tiber River, etc.
*Venice -- rode the boats around the canals
*Pompeii -- saw the ancient city "frozen" in time from ash and lava from Vesuvius
*Leaning Tower of Pisa (it is beautiful as everyone says)
*swam in Mediterranean Sea -- Egypt (King Farouk's Palace beach) and Naples, Italy
*saw catacombs (St. Callistas) just outside Rome (moving experience)
*Savonna -- stayed two nights at a youth hostel built into an old, picturesque fortress on the 
*Cannes, France (where they have the famous film festival)
*stayed in some youth hostels (15 bucks a night, in a dorm with 4 others from around the world in 
  bunk beds -- great experience! And price usually includes breakfast the next morning!)
*both kept daily journals
*drove in rental car for over 3700km on entire trip...

We were exhausted and we had a blast! It was good to get home.

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Mom and Shari saying "goodbye" to the intrepid explorers off on an adventure of a lifetime.

An airport layover in Milan, Italy.

Jacob boarding the plane bound for Cairo, Egypt.

Jacob in Cairo.

Ah, the MacDonald's restaurant near our hotel. A reminder of home. You can see MacDonald's near my right shoulder.

The first evening in Cairo and we are on our
camel-n-horse trek at the Giza Plateau.

The sunset behind the pyramids.

Another photo of the pyramids before the sun went down.

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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on those accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."  -- Mark Twain, 1867

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