Diana Craig Patch
Once again we are staying at our favorite hotel on the west bank, The New Memnon, located across the road from the Colossi of Memnon. Since today, Friday, is our day off, this morning after breakfast we went off to visit Chicago House to see the director, Dr. Ray Johnson, as well as many of our friends and colleagues who were there. We also made arrangements for photographer Yarko Kobylecky to work with us later in the season, and finished up by doing a little shopping in Luxor’s suq.
When we returned to the hotel in the late afternoon, we were all greeted by nicely cleaned rooms with impressive new duvets. Each bedcover sports a large white capital M centered in an embroidered pink oval around which runs the name of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Such attention makes all of us feel very special and most welcome in this lovely home away from home. Thank you, Sayed!
January 8, 2016