March 2005- APA newsletter

Editress: Ginger Strivelli

Ginger and Beth held the APA’s ladies nite (Week and a half) out 
in EGYPT this month! 

From Ginger’s Desk:----------
Wish y'all other APA ladies could have come with but HEY, 
we were in EGYPT, so it's not like we REALLY missed ya!  Lol :oP

You can hear all about our adventure riding Moses and Jack…the 
camels Y’all, really! (We turned down all other such offers 
from several Mohammeds, a few Sayids and a couple of Alis 
and one Farouk.) lol.

On the APA website y’all can see pictures from our trek up the 
side of the red pyramid in Dahshur and then down inside 
the tiny ‘entrance’ towards the inner chambers…saying 
‘towards’ because we didn’t quite get there, only went in 
for a few minutes and 30 or 40 yards, didn’t make it all 
the way to the inner chambers but we went IN OK?

You’ll also see photos from the magical visit to Saqqara, 
I made alone one day when Beth was asleep and/or counting 
her money back in the hotel, and a couple of early sunrise 
Sphinx complex visits I made alone and several Sunset 
watching dinners I had across from the Sphinx at the best 
café on EARTH!..Where If the view wasn't great enough, 
the food was good, and the waiter, bus boy, manager, and 
owner all called us "Princess" and treated us like such! 

I even drug Beth to the Sphinx Sunset Cafe twice, and out to 
one sunrise at the Sphinx, and on to see Saqqara and Dahshur 
again the morning before we left Egypt. And Beth even drug me 
through the museum and around the chaos that is the streets in 
Cairo. We also cruised the Nile for lunch once, for a 
midnight dinner, and at the tourist trap re-enactment village…so 
you’ll see plenty of photos of us both at all the amazing 
sights. But if the webpage doesn’t have enough photos to 
suit ya just email me I’ll send you plenty more! 
I miss it Egypt now…really hoping Sean and I can go back 
one year soon, or maybe I’ll take some or all of my four 
daughters and go back…There was so much I didn’t get time 
to see, and so much I did see but long to see again! 
(and again and again!) I’m going to have to go have a cup 
of Hibiscus tea that I brought back with me to 
soothe the homesickness now.

A webpage with but some of the few hundred photos is here:

FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS: (Words of Wisdom to meditate 
upon from various sources)
Lines form Dr. Seuss:
“I've learned there are troubles of more than one kind. 
Some come from ahead and 
some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat, I'm 
all ready, you see. Now my 
troubles are going to have troubles with me.” 

Haiku by anonymous cat poet;
“Most problems can be
ignored. The more difficult
Ones can be slept through.”


An Old Irish Blessing: 
“May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.”

SACRED SITES SECTION: (DUH! a poem I wrote in Egypt of course!)

Ra Over Giza
By Ginger Strivelli

Ra rises mystically glowing
Over the Sphinx so knowing
Lighting Giza up bright
With a dawn almost white.

Ra shines protectively down
Upon the sacred ground
Of the awesome Giza Plateau
Blessing the camel riders below.

Ra arcs regally above
The ancient pyramids of
Giza’s magical Holy Land
And the Sphinx crouching in the sand.

Ra reaches his height at noon
Baking each and every sand dune
Warming the day even more so
And the tourists as they come and go.

Ra begins to sink low
Falling to Earth slow
Brewing the afternoon with heat
As with Isis he prepares to meet

Ra sets over the old Sphinx
Goodnight to the cat, he winks
Like countless millions of nights before
Ra setting over Giza, a sight adore.

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