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, June 09, 2013

Westmoreland State Park

We went for a camping trip with my brother-in-law's family, but we were rained out on the first day (and stayed home). Starting out early the next day, we rolled into town just as another storm started, which forced us into a local restaurant, where we were blocked in by traffic cops and stuck watching a Bolivian parade.

A Bolivian parade in Coastal Virginia? Sure, why not?
In our haste to leave, I made the mistake of grabbing the wrong tent. So the dog, Cori, and I were in a 1-person backpacking tent instead of the 4-6 person camping tent I meant to bring. But we made up for it with s'mores. Big ones.
Crazy big S'mores!


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