March - Egypt #1
Hi everyone and welcome back – Get ready for your Egyptian adventure!
The Eggs’ plane was late due to a sandstorm at the Cairo airport. Shelly’s friend, Sami, and his father, waited patiently for their friends to arrive. Sami was upset because the sand storm was so large and busily blowing that he could hardly see outside the airport windows. His father told him to try and practice some patience; the storm would blow over. And soon it did – the plane landed and the Eggs were met with open arms by Sami and his father.
“Welcome to Egypt; we are honored to have you as our guests,” said Sami’s father as he shook their hands.
“I’ve heard so much about you,” said Sami. “Shelly has been writing to me and told me you were coming. I can’t wait to show you the pyramids tomorrow!”
Wow - Egyptian Food!
After they gathered their luggage, Sami’s father treated the group to a huge meal at an Egyptian restaurant. Benedict looked over the menu.
“This says they have macaroni. Do you have macaroni and cheese here?” he asked.
Sami’s father chuckled, “Not quite, Benedict. This is a dish called macaroni béchamel, which is a white sauce. “Try it; I know you’ll like it.”
In fact, Benedict LOVED it! The Eggs also ate stuffed grape leaves, falafel, and pita bread. They ate and ate until their stomachs could hold no more. Shelly pushed her chair back from the table.
“Whew, I’m stuffed!” she exclaimed.
A Good Night’s Rest
After the scrumptious dinner, the Eggs settled into their hotel for some much-needed rest. Greggory, Reggie, and Benedict shared a room. The boys were talking about visiting the pyramids tomorrow.
“I can’t wait!” said Reggie.
“I am so excited to explore the pyramids!” exclaimed Greggory.
“Well, I’m not going to sleep at all tonight,” informed Benedict. “I can’t even believe how excited I am!”
“Benedict, you better get some rest tonight. We have a long day ahead of us,” cautioned Reggie.
Benedict tried to sleep but the anticipation of seeing the pyramids kept him awake all night.
Although Cairo is the capital and largest city, what other major cities are in Egypt?
Look up the Egyptian words for father and mother, and hello and goodbye. Then learn how to count to ten in Arabic!
Try making some Egyptian food – macaroni béchamel, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel. Don’t forget the pita bread!
See you next week as the Eggs explore the pyramids!
S. Ciara Mitaro