Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saadiyat Public Beach

This is our new favorite weekend spot. When we arrived there were two dolphins playing just off shore. The water is crystal clear and today there were no jellyfish. Our last time on the beach a tide brought in thousands of tiny baby jellyfish as we were getting ready to head home. 
Picnicking clowns.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hannukah with Friends

Maya shows Casimir how to spin a dreidle.
Presents!!! Thanks Maya!!

Thanksgiving in Abu Dhabi

We were thrilled to host a delicious feast in our backyard. The weather was perfect. Guests (L to R) Maya, Mark, Peter, Tamara, Kristyn, turkey master Miquel, pie queen Stephanie.
Juicy turkey. 
The spread.
Diabolical pie queen and her delicious pies - cherry and pumpkin - homemade whip cream and backyard dates.
Pau and his new friend Sienna. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dunes I: Road Trip

On the day after landing home from a week in Boston, we piled into the car with our friend Pien and headed out for a camping trip in the sand dunes.
All good Emirati road trips begin (and end) with camels on the road.

Dunes II: Getting the Lay of the Land

Dunes III: Scale

Dunes IV: Serenity

Dunes V: Boyz

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Neighborhood Run

Gardeners at Work

Using Papa's homemade compost.
Planting tomatoes and arugula from seed.

Everything Man

Wears boots and a cape and carries a very small sword. The super hero obsession continues. . .