Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

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

Our Nile Cruise

Starting in Cairo, we sailed to Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

Trouble at Sea: Our Red Sea Dive Trip in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations in the world, but Saudi Arabia is a very restrictive country to get into. That alone would have made the trip memorable...but then things went south and the Saudi Coast Guard and a hospital got involved.

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.

Discovering Turkey

We emersed ourselves in Istanbul, explored the white travertines of Pamukkale, and traced history through Laodikeia, Hierolopolis, and Cleopatra's Baths.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tour de France Finish in Paris

Of all the legendary races in all the legendary cities, the Tour de France finish in Paris has to rank near the top. And since the course is actually several laps, you get to see the cyclists race by several times. We found a spot in the crowd a little ways 'up-river' from the finish line, and it just so happened that we were surrounded by Americans on vacation.

RRR catches a glimpse of the leaders as they fly by
However, since I had my dog with me, they all assumed I was a local and didn't pay me much mind until they asked a question about the race that no one in their party knew the answer to...but I did. So I spoke up, and we chatted when the bikes weren't flying by.
Our dog came all the way to Paris but can't see the race.
If you're going to do this right, get in to the Champs Elysee fairly early to catch several laps. Expect to walk quite a bit to the nearest Metro station that isn't congested. And bring some water (for you and the dog).

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Niagara Falls

What happens if a groundhog gets vertigo?

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