Monday, August 5, 2013

The End of Camels and Tacos.

Ana and I will be retiring Camels and Tacos since that chapter of our life is in the books. The good news is you can still follow our misadventures at: 

I wanted to do a farewell post this summer but got caught up in the logistics of our Ethiopia move. The pictures below is a summary of our last week in Egypt and hectic summer. Thanks for following the past four years! Enjoy.    

Montazah Palace, Mamoura, and the farms  was a favorite haunt of mine for a Friday morning bike ride,
Mask Crew-on the way to Sidi Bashr. 
The last six months I became a big fan of window displays in Alex. I went walking with my friend Mark Joshua one evening and took several photos. We ended up at a church and the priest gave us each a candy bar. I will miss MJ.   
During the last month, water shortages and power outages were the norm.
Lookin' good. 
It wasn't much of a gym. 
Not really.
Nothing says style like a pair of pants on the head with dangling chains. Be the first of your block to look this good. 
Me too.  
Hab was the man, he made sure we were well taken care of at Schutz. We'll definitely miss the cooks, the cleaning staff and everyone else who made our 4 years in Egypt special. 
Joseph and Lianne-our favorite neighbors from the north.  
Class of 2013
Hanging out with conductor Dr. Gregory Leet, one of my favorite students, Ana with her Gene Simmons impression.  
The San Diego country fair at the Del Mar racetrack has some wild student art... 
...and livestock...
...and Krispy Kreme doughnut sloppy joe, totally fried bacon wrapped pickles...
...Ms. Courtney and Ms. Ana...
...and finally the best people watching. 
Headed over to Tijuana to go bar hopping with Ana's primas Midori and Mayuko (yeah, I know Mexicans with Japanese names). 
One stop included a drums and guitar show in the basement  that reeked of 420. 
Back of the Moustache Bar. 
Ana's old bedroom was a little dusty. 
Saw some live music in Denver. 
Fitzsimmons reminds me of my mom, the commissary, bx/px, doctors, and toy land.  
Went up to Venice Beach to visit my pal Patrick Frank. He just finished revising the latest edition of his textbook so he showed me all the hot spots such as where Lindsay Lohan got busted for shoplifting.  
Supporting great sand artist. 
A little bit of Rich Jacobs action at the Che Cafe. 
Sonny, Brian, and I were the founding members of Savalas (1990-92) and played the Che in the Spring of 1992. We had a reunion minus the music. It was great hanging out. 
Koko's wrist at the Bullfights. 
Sr. Lugo and Ana. 
Rudy and Baldy.
Nosebleed seats.
A trip up to the Redwoods with Noal.
Stockton with Chris and Lori...opening night for steam punk version for his play Alice! 
CH3 at the Tower in San Diego. 
Russian dinner. 
Belly dancing in Balboa Park, men invited. 
Our friend Penny who we worked with in Egypt recently moved to San Diego.
Michelle showing off her new fashion. 
Off to the container with the rest of our goods. 

1 comment:

  1. And there they go... Ale Phelts carts ;)

    Have fun and be safe in Ethiopia!