Saturday, October 08, 2011

A trip to the Pyramids and Nile River

 Yesterday we spent a fun day outside of the city. We drove about 3 1/2 hours north of Khartoum to a place called Meroe where there are about 100 ancient pyramids. Egypt is known for their famous pyramids but Sudan apparently has even more than Egypt does! The main difference is that the Sudanses pyramids are smaller, but very similarly built.




 There were lots of fun places to explore and large sand dunes that the boys ran up and down.


 We are definitely in the desert!

 There were a bunch of men with their camels who offered us rides. Josh and I were happy just to pet one but Isaac, Evan, and Eli rode them.



 After the pyramids, on our way home, we stopped at a lovely place on the Nile River for a picnic lunch and a fun boat ride.

It was so refreshing to get out of the city for the day and see some new scenery. And it's so interesting to learn more about this marvelous country!

2 comments:

Mom said...

Wow Guys! That looked to be so much fun on your day excursion out of Khar.! Those pyrs were amazing! Just think how perfectly they were chiseled and made to be straight! The camels were fun. Did you and Josh kiss one for Mimo? Whoaaaa, Isaac rode one alone? No way! - that dude is growing up! The ride down the Nile, the picnic with friends, and just the "change" from the normal is refreshing, huh? Eli, you're a good dad! Which makes me a proud mother-in-law!

Ben, Becky, (Noah), Caleb & Samuel Bacheller said...

Man, we understand the feeling of wanting to get out of the city once in a while! Last weekend we went to a zoopark out in the bush...it was soooo nice to see greenery! Well, for you at least some greenery and lots of sand! Wish we could swap places for a day!