Walking Tour of Fes

Today we didn’t get started until around 9. We got on the bus and drove to the Palace near the old Jewish Quarter.

Once we went through the Jewish Quarter we got back on the bus and drove up to a forge to see the views of the city. The view was utterly amazing!

Then we took some pictures of us.

After the forge we traveled to a ceramics factory where we got to see the process of how they are made in Morocco. All thebwork is done by hand.

Once we finished there, we started goimg through the oldest part of the city of Fes. The streets were so narrow in places that you had to walk single file.

Next we walked all through the market.

While we were in the market we visited a tannery and a weaving place.

By 5 o’clock we are all pretty tired but it was a great day!

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Casablanca to Fes

We started off the morning in Casablanca. After breakfast, we got in our van snd headed toward the ruins and our lunch destinstion. On the way to the ruins we stopped at a small bakery and coffee shop to use the restroom and have a snack.

We ate lunch at a coop that houses a charity that supports women in Morocco. The charity teaches women skills for independence and helps those who are going through a divorce. After lunch we headed to the ruins.

These pictures were all taken at the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

After the ruins we were back in the van headed to Fes. After we reached Fes we had about a two hour break at the hotel and then we went to a Moroccan Party with lots of entertainment.

Needless to say it was a great day

Travel to Morocco

So mom and I took this picture atbthe airport while we were waiiting for our plane to Madrid. The plane ride to Madrid was long and we were on the very last row of the plane which wadnt very fun! We made it to the airport and then we had to walk forever to get into the airport from the plane. I honestly wasn’t sure my mom was going to make it! Then we had around two hours before we boarded our plane to Casablanca, Morocco. The plane ride to Morocco was much shorter and we finally arrived in Morocco Saturday around 11:45am! We went through customs and then we caught a taxi to the hotal Kenzi Basma Hotel where we would spend our first night. The taxi ride was a bit insane because the driver drove around 120 kph and he was weaving in and out of traffic the whole time. We made it safely. After being up for over 24 hours we were finally ablebto take a shower and rest. We got to meet our group later that night! We went to dinner together at a restaurant called Les Fluers. I had a mushroom omelette.

Last night I was exhausted but I still stayed up for awhile and read. Overall we had a relatively easy trip!

Looking Back

Two years ago today my mom had a quadruple bypass.  I don’t remember ever being scared as I was that day. I remember watching my dad and thinking that he looked like he wanted to crawl out of his own skin. He didn’t sleep at all the night before and he was exhausted the day of the surgery. I never even considered then that in less than a year my dad would have two major hospital stays and then pass away.  I remember being so worried that I would lose my mom. Now I only have one parent but most days I wonder about that. My mom has gotten completely wrapped up in another man and now I feel like she doesn’t have any time for me. I want my mom to be happy and I can’t be there all the time but it feels like she has just forgotten about the kids and I. I never realized that I would lose my mom and my dad at the same. I feel completely alone right now. It is so hard to feel like I can’t just pick up the phone and call her. Every time I talk to her I feel like she’s in a hurry to get off the phone. I’m sure I’m being entirely too sensitive but my mom and I have always been so close. I feel so incredibly distant from her. I never thought we would be in this situation two years ago. Life is so strange!