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!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fasching 2009

Our town celebrated Fasching, known elsewhere as Carnival or Mardi Gras. Lots of floats blasting hilarious euro-pop and lots of Haribo gummy candy being through out. We walked our dog up to see the parade, and while he's still a bit young and the parade was loud, I think he did okay.


And then there was that one float that wen by playing a song with the lyrics "McDonalds, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut!"


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End Of Tour Summary: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

We spent two and a half years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on our second tour in the Foreign Service with the US Department of State. As you migh...

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