Journey to Egypt, Part 2: Giza – Pyramids, an Ancient Boat, Camels, & the Sphinx

December 24, 2018 Our first full day in Cairo began with a trip to Giza to see the famous pyramids and the Sphinx. Egyptologists have identified 118-138 pyramids commissioned by ancient pharaohs as burial tombs. The oldest known pyramid is the step pyramid located in Saqqara, which we did not visit. Egyptian pyramid building was […]

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Ships on the Panama Canal

In March, we took a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, passing through the Panama Canal. Besides the amazing engineering that went into construction of this series of locks and lakes through the Isthmus of Panama, there were a variety of different types of ships passing through.  My first career was in export shipping […]

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CWWC: Thoroughfares in Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska is a quirky and charming town in southeastern Alaska. I had time to explore some of it. Waterways are vital for getting around and many people have boats. Stairways are common, too, because the town is built on a hillside. Diaz Cafe is a Philippine restaurant along a main thoroughfare. Creek Street is […]

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