May 21, 2019
The last remaining Seven Wonders of the world.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest monument on the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
17 months ago I learned I had Alzheimer’s disease.
I had no idea I would make it to this point to go to see The Great Pyramids.
We made the plan with hope and it succeeded.
This is the message of this book. I hope I can write a Year Three book with the same story.
Riding the camel was not on the bucket list. My wife talked me into it.
It was challenging.
The worst part was the moment the camel stood up.
They said to lean back but I forgot to do it.
They gave no warning.
One second the front legs go up and I wheel back and then the back legs stand and I truly felt I was going to fall off.
My balance is poor.
No camels to ride in Brooklyn, NY.
I survived the whole ride.
It didn’t help that a horse collapsed three feet away pulling a carriage.
I was shocked to see the horse lying on the sand entangled in the gear of the carriage. Then they say “get on the camel”
All very disorienting.
At the end I was glad I did it.
The experience of the camel sitting down was much easier for me.
I dismounted with one of the two guides helping me get my right foot over the head of the camel.
I got good potential photos for the cover of this Year Two book.
We left the Four Seasons at 8 AM.
It’s Ramadan presently. Europeans don’t visit this time of year.
The desert wind was cooling and very pleasant.
At the end I had perspired more than I have in a long time but it kept me cool in the breeze.
Riding downhill and being told to lean back, was terrifying.
Today I am very happy. I feel a great sense of accomplishment.
I don’t have any more items on my bucket list.
It was a great day of adventure.