I just returned this week from a trip to America.  My wife and I went there to see our daughter graduate from university.  This is a photo of her about the time she started going to the university.

I also went home to see my family and friends.  I will tell about that part of the trip later.

I started my trip in Jeddah, KSA. 

From there, my wife and I flew to New York City. 

We got to see two of my wife's sisters while we were waiting all day for our plane to Texas. Here is my wife and her sisters at the airport.

Our first plane took us to Atlanta, Georgia.  There we transferred to a plane for Austin, Texas. 

I think we were traveling for about 38 hours when we arrived in Austin at night.

The first day in Austin we mostly slept and stayed around the house. We did do a little shopping.  The next day we went to the December graduation ceremony at St. Edwards University.

Here is my daughter on her way to receive her diploma.  She received her degree in International Business Management.  She is also receiving her teaching certification in English.  Maybe she will teach in Europe for a couple of years.

We were very happy to see her finish school one semester early.  After the ceremony she and her mom had to pose for a photo in front of a famous door on the campus.

There are many historic buildings as well as modern ones.  The campus is high above the city of Austin.  This is a beautiful campus.

You can see the city below this campus soccer field.

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Comment by yuanyi1996 on July 8, 2013 at 19:43
Very nice ! What does your daughter do for a living after graduation from university ?
Comment by Mikaela Murry on August 30, 2012 at 17:02
Such great memories! Hopefully we will get to see each other one last time in America before I move to tokyo!
Comment by qkhalaf on April 27, 2012 at 23:05
Mr. Bob.... I love your style in writing and your way of providing your writing with lovely and expressional photos! Keep on good work.
Comment by Ymn Pearl on January 10, 2012 at 17:18

Nice! I like cold and snowy weather. :D

I'm a little interested in Eastern Aisha. =)

Hope to receive some photos soon. 

Comment by Mr. Bob on January 10, 2012 at 14:05

Yes, he is teaching in Harbin where it is cold.  I keep asking him to take some photos for me because I want o see what the city looks like.

Comment by Ymn Pearl on January 10, 2012 at 8:44

@Mr. Bob Your welcome! 

Great! so your son is a teacher in China. Hope to send you some pictures to share us. :D 

Comment by Mr. Bob on January 7, 2012 at 7:33

Thank you Sweety.  Her most special gift was that her father and mother flew around the world to see her.  She also received some other gifts.

Thank you Ymn Pearl.  I haven't written about my son yet, because he still needs to send me photos from Harbin China, where he is teaching.

Comment by Ymn Pearl on January 6, 2012 at 16:07

It seems a very interesting trip. The best thing is that you have attended your daughter's graduation. =)

I enjoyed reading and thanks for sharing. =))

I liked the historic buildings. hope to share more pictures.. =))

Send my congrats to your daughters please. ^^

Comment by sweety on January 6, 2012 at 13:58

wow everything is amazing ur daugther ur wife the copmus ....

congratulation for her, I'm sure that you are proud of her, but I'm wondering what did u offer her as a gift , she needs something special :p 

Comment by Mr. Bob on January 4, 2012 at 20:08

Thanks Junko.  It really is a very nice campus and they love to have international students there. The school was started by a branch of the Roman Catholic Church more than 100 years ago, but they are not really a religious school.  They have many students from other countries and make everyone feel at home regardless of religion.  

I was surprised that there have been many Arab students and former students of St. Edwards.  But I found out that they have a prayer room for the Muslim students and offer facilities for all religions. The school encourages diversity and hopes that the students learn about other cultures and religions.

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