Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Parents Went to Egypt

and they got a little write up, along with these two pictures in the Sunday Tennessean.
Very cool. I pasted the article below.


"A Christian organization that my wife, Joan Del, and I are involved with treated us to an 11-day January junket to Egypt. We experienced the myriad obligatory and fascinating tours of 3000-4700 year-old temples and tombs extending along the Nile River. We saw not only the young King Tutankamun’s gold-encrusted sarcophagus in the Cairo Museum, but also his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, the burial site of at least 68 Egyptian Pharaohs. We even braved the steep, tiny, sweltering, seemingly interminable tunnel leading to the interment chamber underneath one of the Great Pyramids. Our four night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan revealed a stark contrast between the lush green river banks, 75-200 feet wide, and the ever-present Sahara Desert just on the other side. Since rainfall is limited to less than 1/5 inch per year, the Nile is Egypt’s only source of water. It made us truly appreciative of Tennessee. We now have firsthand knowledge of this ancient land’s historic and cultural treasures, but the true treasures of Egypt are the people we were introduced to, and the main reason for the trip. We will not soon forget them." - Jeff Brock, Brentwood, Tenn.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your parents look too cute!

tiff

Michael and Jana said...

Those look like good genes to me :-)

Amanda Conley said...

Thanks! I think they are pretty cute, myself ;)

The Musician said...

THose are your PARENTS?! They look so young! (Not that you look old) They just don't look old enough to have an adult child with children.

Amanda Conley said...

They will be so happy to hear that!