I was plagued by some unknown ailment during my last two weeks in Cairo. For some of the time I was too weak to get out of bed. Others, my symptoms were too nasty to make it feasible. Despite this weakness and some poor attendance towards the end, my grades were not dreadful. In fact, my grades were good. Good grades, everyone.
I left Cairo with the majority of the BYU Arabic students from the summer classes. We all loaded into a bus at Midan Siwaris. My roommates and I were happy to get out of our apartment.
I had the great Mike White as my bus companion from the very beginning. We were always edging for a good seat up front; near the Parkinsons and the Andruses. Mike was an ideal travel companion. Though up front, we were never too far away from Andy Bolen, Will Hussman, and other close friends.