I've been reading about the Middle East and bedouins and camels and tribes and desert living and tents and dates and oases for more than 15 years. It's a dream come true. And it's RESEARCH for my YA trilogy!!!
I want to drink camel's milk and sleep in a goat hair tent (we do get to visit a Jordanian Bedouin family and sit around their campfire!) and feel the desert air on my face and smell the wildflowers and feel the sand beneath my bare toes.
My husband is coming and we also invited my mother and my oldest son (the other two sons are in the middle of their semesters and too close to graduation! Sorry, boys - next time!)
Our trip was scheduled this past November, but my brother was too critically ill. It's been a flurry of preparation the last three weeks as well as prepping a new manuscript to sub to my editor and book festivals and flu and all that *stuff*.
In twenty-four hours I board a plane to Atlanta. Then Paris. Then Amman, Jordan. Wow.
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Au Revoir, dear friends! Keep the home fires burning . . .