Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Day 4: The Sphinx

It was a busy day, no?

Our next stop was one of the major attractions of our trip: The Sphinx. Again we got on the bus for a drive, but there's no bus parking near the Sphinx so they dropped us off a couple of blocks away. While we were walking, I was struck by the huge number of schoolkids, apparently on class trips. Puts the planetarium to shame! "Field trip next week, Sayid!" "Oh Mom - do we hafta see the pyramids again?" Actually they all looked like they were having a great time.

Then we rounded the corner and saw:


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Wow! I wish we'd had time to get a closer look at the temple complex but we were kind of short on time. This site was also lousy with vendors, and you couldn't walk two steps without being presented with some merchandise. Dad bought three T-shirts for $10 from a guy in a U of Michigan hat!

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This was almost his favorite thing on the whole trip; he sent the photo to everybody he knew who went to Michigan, with snarky commentary.

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