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, 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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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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