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Driving Down The Highway

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Hitting the final road was a joy even at 5 p.m., as it meant we could do dunes before nightfall if we were lucky. The mandated Egyptian Army and Tourist Police escort joined us, even though they looked more like tourists themselves in a newer Toyota Land Cruiser. Of course, that may have been part of their undercover plan so as not to draw attention to the expedition. A Jeep J-8 truck mounting a Browning M-2 would have been cool though, and more in the spirit of the Rat Patrol.

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