Editress: Ginger Strivelli Ginger and Beth held the APA’s ladies nite (Week and a half) out in EGYPT this month! YES EGYPT! 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. Blessings, Ginger A webpage with but some of the few hundred photos is here: http://www.angelfire.com/nb/appalachianpagan/EgyptPics.html 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.