Filed under: Trip to Egypt | Tags: experience, memories, Nile, relax, snickers, thumb wrestle, Valley of the Queens
This has been one of the most amazing experiences in my entire life, and I’m certain the others feel the same. It’s a great group of people. We get tired and cranky sometimes, but overall, everyone has been such a trooper. Long days – up around 6-7am (or yesterday, 2am, to fly to Luxor!), shooting all day, skipping lunch every day just to keep filming, and then a nice dinner together where we finally relax, and practically fall asleep at the table. After the others go to sleep, Carli, Josh and I write the blog and thumb wrestle over who gets the Snickers bar in the mini-fridge.
Despite the hours, I feel so energized! I’m writing this at a desk where I can turn my head and see the Nile! How cool is that? My shoes are covered in sand from all the different places we’ve visited, and my brother Andy’s backpack is propped up at my feet, filled with permission slips, sunscreen, bottles of water, and my journal.
The partnerships we’re forming, and the way we’re telling this story, is so exciting to both us and the archaeologists. They couldn’t believe we weren’t going to ask another ‘tell us about your coolest/latest/most popular discovery” question, and were genuinely interested in telling the story of their process, their real work.
Every day we think the experience and footage can’t possibly top the day before. Well, maybe top is the wrong word. You don’t forget seeing the pyramids, obviously. But I am constantly impressed and humbled by the talent we have here to document this trip, and the incredible beauty of the visual stories we’re telling.