03 March 2007

Salaam, Sahara!

Salaam! Welcome to North Africa.
Please, come, take refreshment in our Bedouin tent.

We travel from oasis to oasis, seeking fresh water and grass for our nomadic herds. The wells in this oasis have been a source of life for our people for generations.

Many North African countries are known for their craftsmanship. Our people make mosaics (shown above), while other skilled craftsmen make woven rugs, intricate wood carvings, and metal pieces.

Mint tea is served to anyone and everyone. Hospitality flows freely from our intricately incised teapots. Please, drink!


No matter. Please, delay your journey a bit longer and allow us to offer you a meal of pita bread and couscous. (It would be a great honor if you would belch after your meal.)

While the storm continues to rage, allow us to offer you a cushion and entertain you with legends of the great Tuareg warriors of the past...

... and the wise sayings of our tribal elders.

Ah, the sand seems to have settled. May Allah bless your journey and may you find abundant springs in your travels across the Sahara. Salaam!


Anonymous Robin said...

This would have to "sell" homeschooling to anyone who's a detractor... I wanna come play! I'll even dress up!

You are going to be sooooo glad you took these pictures in a few years, Erin.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

how do you have so much energy to do this?

12:15 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

that looks like tons of fun. that first picture looks so relaxing. and man, i could use that water fountain right about now...awww, the thought of water running and hitting rocks softly, nice! thanks for posting up pictures of your adventures! :-)

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Kirsten said...

Erin, I thought I was home. Thanks for the great pics. You're great at this!

8:46 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

looks like a good theme for my daughter's next birthday party... that's when history and geography come together each year. We dress up, eat up, decorate, listen to special music. So far, there's been a Roman party, an Egyptian party, Medieval, Chinese and Midsummer Night's Dream (okay, so the last one isn't strictly history! :)

I'll show her your pics and see what she thinks!

10:40 AM  
Blogger San said...

I want to go to your school!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Carolanne said...

I'm thinking that homeschooing looks more fun than I have at teaching. LOL
You do so well, Erin!

6:07 PM  
Blogger my5wolfcubs said...

Thanks so much for sharing your blog and a glimpse into your homeschool! LOVE IT! Normally, I turn off the sound when someone has music on their blog but playing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" while looking at the pictures of your little Bedouins in the tent...that made it even better!
Keep up the good work!

9:01 AM  

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