|In 1983, with the frantic pace of Epcot’s opening behind us, we visited Morocco, on a Disney-sponsored tour. It was exotic, exciting, and tiring. A great experience, but it was nice to get home!|
|We were met at the Casablanca/Rabat Airport by
our guide, who called himself “Missouri”. I think he assumed that none of us
could pronounce his real name. He was probably right.
|Francie Owen (Walt Disney World), Linda (Walt
Disney Imagineering), Glenn (Birket Engineering), and I, touring the ruins in Rabat. This
was the first day of our trip, and we had been awake for over 24 hours at this point.
|Weaving in the Casbah of Rabat.|
|Francie’s first taste of mint tea. The four of
us soon split from the tour group at dinner times, and sought out the best French
restaurant in each town.
|A “Souk” or marketplace, in Meknes, on
the way to Fez.
|The dentist’s booth had a lot of clients. They
let him keep the teeth.
|One of my favorite pictures of Linda, outside
one of the king’s many palaces, high in the Atlas Mountains.
|Glenn, Francie, Linda and Steve, in the
|Missouri, at the Roman ruins of Volubilis.|
|Linda, Francie and Glenn at Volubilis.|
|The entrance to the “Medina”, or old
city, in Fez.
|Moroccan video arcade.|
|Inside the Medina. Hang onto your wallet.|
|Peeking at the tourists.|
|The butcher. What he doesn’t use goes to….|
|The Tannery. What a memorable smell: animal
hides and horse urine. Only half the tour group made it through.
|Selling rugs in Fez.|
|Linda and Glenn Birket in front of another of
the king’s palaces.
|A colorful wall in the dessert near Marrakech.|
|Charming Cobras in Marrakech.|
|Charming Francie in Marrakech.|
|What?!! Pigeon again?!!|
|Linda checks out the native mode of
transportation in Marrakech.