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!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Caves at Lascaux & the Millau Viaduct

We drove down to Lascaux to see the cave paintings. Turns out, the original cave is closed to visitors because the moisture in our lungs and the former use of torches for light cause all sorts of problems related to preserving them. However, there's a replica cave right next door. And it's pretty good at capturing an understated awesomeness that you have to see to understand.


Also, we drove out of our way to cross the Millau viaduct, the highest road bridge deck in Europe at 270 m (890 ft). Yes, kinda geeky, but it's still an incredible engineering feat.

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