In 2015, just a few years after the revolution in Egypt and, simultaneously, an increase in terrorist attacks, the elderly mother, highly self-sufficient Danielle Tisell, decided she would travel to Egypt to explore and learn as much as she could about that country. With high anxiety, daughter Jena felt she had no choice but to become her mother’s traveling companion.
Their trip began in Cairo. After visiting the pyramids in Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, they spent the next five days on a pilgrimage to the Christian sites where the Holy Family stayed during their exile to Egypt. And, to finish off their journey with a flourish, Jena and Danielle took a five-day river cruise from Luxor to Aswan; the highpoint of their tour: seeing Mount Sinai, where God gave Moses the stone tablets engraved with the Ten Commandments.