Those of you who know Dee and me better than most might realize that the Pantengliopolis blog linked to the right (with the Finnegan, Whynot, Tracey, Karatsu, Fitch, McAndrew and all the rest) belongs to our son Marcus and his wife Anastasia. Both are hard-working, hard-playing young people in Seattle. But for the past week, Anastasia's job in global health and her thousands of resulting air miles have taken them both to Ethiopia.
"Ethiopia?!?" you say? Well ... maybe you don't say that. But we certainly did. Not at the top of the list of vacation spots for us. But these two people are deeply into backcountry skiing and various kinds of elevating themselves onto high rocks. No skiing in Ethiopia, apparently, but lots of high-altitude rocks.
So, if you're interested in our family (and I understand that's kind of a limited audience in here), or if you're interested in very good descriptive travel writing about a part of the world we usually associate with poverty, guerrillas and car bombs, take a look at the past few entries and photos on Pantengliopolis.com. Worth looking at. And not just because we're proud of our two kids.
The name, by the way, comes from a merger of Marcus's last name, Engley, and Anastasia's family name, Pantelias.