County Commissioner returns from trip-of-a-lifetime to the Middle East

Families in Clermont County gathered around their Christmas trees and opened presents on Christmas morning but Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud spent a non-traditional kind of Christmas day riding a camel in Egypt.

“On Dec. 25 I spent the day at the Great Pyramids in Giza,” Proud said. “I can’t describe the pyramids except to say that they were quite impressive. While we were there I got to ride on a camel which was quite an experience. I can cross another thing off my bucket list.”

Proud arrived in Doha, Qatar at the invitation of his friend and former Clermont County Clerk of Court David Caudill, just in time for their annual National Day Parade.