We have a new co-worker that just joined our team, so we wanted to show him around downtown and to one of our favorite places, the aquarium :). We started the morning getting coffee. Ben kept running away, and Caleb thought it was fun to keep catching him and brining him back. Every time Ben left, Caleb would put his hand over his face and say, 'not again!' It was hilarious.
September 10, 2014
This past weekend (yes, I know the week is already half-way over), we ventured out to the zoo on a warm morning. We were one of maybe 3 other families there the entire morning. The boys had the place to themselves.
Posted by Heather P. at 2:32 PM
September 5, 2014
Last week, we visited Dubai over the Labor Day weekend. It is a destination that we have wanted to see before leaving the region, and it only a little over an hour flight away. A few quick facts about Dubai. It is the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, and the second largest emirate by size, after Abu Dhabi, the capital. Dubai is a very modern and global city, attracting people from all over the world. It is a business hub of the Middle East and Persian Gulf region. Dubai's economy was initially built on the oil industry, but now also receives a lot of revenue from tourism and other business industries.
One thing Dubai is known for are the enormous and extravagant shopping malls. We are not really mall people, but we wanted to see the Dubai Mall, which is the world's largest shopping mall. This is not just a shopping mall, inside is also an huge aquarium and ice skating rink!
The old souk was across the Dubai creek, and we were glad to have the chance to take the ferry boat ride across. The creek divides the city into two main sections, Deira and Bur Dubai, and in the early 20th century was used as a minor port for dhow boats coming from India and East Africa.
We had nice sunsets every night.
Posted by Heather P. at 8:13 AM