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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!