American Southwest Family Vacation

We followed historic Route 66 on our way to see the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, plus much more in New Mexico and Arizona.

End of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Here are our stories from two and a half years of living in Saudi Arabia while exploring the region.

Excursions to Oman

On two different trips, we strolled Muscat, hiked Wadi Shab, and sailed a dhow through the fjords of Musandam.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Groundhog's Day

Well, it happened today. I couldn't remember what day it was. I can't recall anything that happened before lunch, but I think I was busy. I think we're almost at the point that if this were a survival game show, the cameraman would be able to smell the trouble brewing and be loading up with extra batteries.

Why? Not sure what it is, but we've been here a while an I think people are wearing on each other. On the plus side, I don't seem to have created any such animosity...but I'm mediating it on a few accounts. Should I be more involved and less objective? I don't know. It's kind of like watching a movie, yelling at the screen for the hero not to go down the long, dark alley because you know that no good can come from it.

Went to yoga, hardly sweat at all. My mind is still too active when I'm doing it, so I'll need to focus and forget.

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