Deep thoughts from a one-humped camel somewhere in Egypt…

31 Jan
Camel Safari

Camel Safari

Juggling a camera and an eager jockey named Dylan, I rode a camel into the sunset on Monday night (December 31, 2012).  We are on vacation in Egypt and I was lucky enough to ring in the new year with friends, family, and our Bedouin hosts under a blanket of stars in the Sinai Desert.

Reflecting over the past year which took our family from a happy “normal” existence in Charlotte to a whirlwind of new experiences and travel as ex-pats, I keep thinking how lucky we are. Lucky to have been in a position to be able to take a chance.  Lucky that our friends and our family supported us, even if they thought the whole idea was crazy.  Lucky to have landed in a community that seems happy to have us. Lucky that our friends from home are excited to hear about our foibles and follies.  Lucky that we have a true home to return to in August.

It has been said that you make your own luck. Certainly our past year was the result of a lot of talk, tough decisions, and just letting go of what we should do. We created a situation where almost everyday we look at our life and are awed and amazed at our “luck.”

My hope for my family and friends in the coming year is that, we, and you out there, will continue to make lucky choices, and to take the time to savor them.  Good luck! Happy New Year! Mutlu Yillar!

And now for the camel pictures…

L1040268 IMG_6785Camel Safari L1040273

If you want more pictures, click here.


2 Responses to “Deep thoughts from a one-humped camel somewhere in Egypt…”

  1. Ashley January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    It’s smarter to be lucky than its lucky to be smart. Priceless adventures- priceless photo of the four of you with that camel!! Just wonderful.

    • mkmz2873 January 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      I wish we had a picture of the apoplectic Ella before she got on the camel! That was priceless. 😉

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