Reunion Dinner at Zeina's
Zeina was gracious enough to host a reunion dinner at her lovely home last night. Most trip participants were able to attend in addition to Houcine Rhazoui from the Moroccan Embassy and Professor Osama Abi-Mershed from Georgetown. Brad, Barbara, Tammy, and Helen were missed but the rest of the group reminisced about their experience less than 3 months ago (it seems like 12) with a continuous slide show rekindling many sensations. Great company, zween home-made Moroccan and Middle Eastern food, good laughs, and a surprise post-dinner jazz concert featuring Lena on vocals, Nathan (her boyfriend) on keyboards, George (Arjunia's husband) on sax and flute, and Dallas on guitar made for a special evening. "Some Day My Prince Will Come", "Summertime", and "All Blues" were lush and locomotive.
The group hopes to keep in touch and share another enriching experience in the future.
Charlotte Safos with Zeina Seikaly, wearing a caftan purchased in Tangier
Jalees and her husband view the trip slideshow with Harriet, in a caftan given to her by her home-stay family
With much irony, Linda poses by her Salade Nicoise pot-luck offering--her staple dish in Morocco
Lena's rendition of "Summertime"; George awaits his cue
Lena with Dallas on electric guitar