Mission to Egypt

April 2000 - September 2001

Week of July 2, 2000

"We had the opportunity to visit the Suez Canal which is about an hour's drive northeast of Cairo."
"We took a picnic lunch
to the Suez Canal. It was only 104 degrees, but we found a table and chairs in the shade along the banks where we ate our lunch and watched the big ships go through the canal. The flies were terrible, but they are everywhere outside. We have to brush them off our face as we walk at 6:30 a.m."

Lotus Blossom Columns in Ismalia

"We were really pleased to see the little town Ismalia that is there next to the canal. It appears to be much cleaner and has less
polluted air. We were assured that it too has its places that compare to Cairo."
"One of the new subdivisions with expensive homes is called Beverly Hills. There is so much new construction here in the Cairo area. We wonder who is going to
live in all of these--especially the rows and rows of high rise apartment buildings. We keep hoping the construction on our street will not be finished while we are here. It will be impossible to find a place to park our car when all apartments are full."