August 11, 2006

Hither and Yon...

This will be two posts in one of some images of our new surroundings overseas and our fun-filled day at Disney World before leaving the US.
My apologies for these not doing the city justice. We haven't stopped much since getting here and so I just snapped a few from the car this morning.
This is a tiny view of some of the skyline from the expressway. It was rainy today. Promise better one's are coming. This also from the van is a welcome sign/banner to another part of the city (I think anyway...we'll go with that) It has a bit of an Arabic Islamic flare to it...most welcome signs don't, so I thought it was neat.

This is Anthony outside our temporary residence. Its actually a company office, but there are bedrooms on the second floor. It's width is the two sections to the right of Anthony. Our bedroom runs the length of all the windows on the second floor.

And this sign is giving instructions for... this ramp...The local version of Walmart "Carrefour" is several stories and you push your "trolley" on these moving walkways to get from floor to floor. I wanted to get a picture of a person actually pushing one on the ramp, but we get stared at enough just being white Americans, so use your imagination.

Now to DISNEY WORLD...
The favorite of all the pictures is actually a video taken on the Tea Cups... Mindy and Anthony are the excellent spinners, I am the one laughing like a pig, and Josh is the one getting sick and saying "I hate this, I hate it, I hate it..." good times.


This trip contained all of the requisite Magic Kingdom stops... Jennifer, Anthony, and their Mom (Mary Lou) with the attention-starved Disney employee at Pirates of the Caribbean who worked his way into this picture...
Mindy and I in the stocks at Liberty Square (not sure how Disney justifies that one)...we dedicate this picture to Justin...Mindy, glad I got to be the first to pose with you here...

Josh and Anthony being (I think) freaked out before entering the Haunted Mansion...ooooo

Turkey legs in "Frontier Land"- I would like to draw particular attention to the lady-like way Cara and I are ripping the skin off. It tastes better when you eat like cave-men.

Paul and Julia Roberts (wrote that just for you Jules) bought personalized classic Mickey ear hats to round out the night before watching the Main Street Electric Light Parade...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sharon, did you cut your hair?? It looks a lot shorter in the video than it was this summer?! Hope you all are having a smooth transition! Miss ya'll!
~"Giggles"~

Chanclers said...

yo yo yo. we've got those slanted escalators in our grocery stores too. Are your "trolleys" magnitized so they don't roll all the way down? ppsshh so technologically advanced.

Four4Him said...

Hello Anthony and Sharon. Glad to see the pictures of your ramps and trolleys. We have the same thing here in our country, however, photos are strictly forbidden. So it is good to see a picture for everyone to understand. We went from shopping carts in NC to buggys in SC to trolleys in parts unknown. Glad to hear you all are doing well.

Sharon said...

Hey Giggles- Cut my hair yes, but not too short...I think the wind was blowing it on the teacups so it looked a little different. Hope you're getting adjusted...Good to hear from you- I didn't think they had internet! HAHA!

Anonymous said...

You both look so happy, sharon you really did look beautiful in the traditional clothing for the wedding. I guess I should check this more, it's pretty neat. We miss ya'll. josh and brandy

Sharon said...

Hey Josh and Brandy- Thanks for checking our blog out! We miss you guys too...keep us updated:)