Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Digs!

 Side/Front Yard
Back Yard
Living area

So, this is where we will start living as soon as paperwork is finished.  Which is supposed to be today at 3:00 pm by the way.
The pictures sorta make things look more stretched out.  It is a very modest townhouse/villa. We are thankful to be able to get it because of the great location. It is on a cul-de-sac, so no traffic, and the backyard faces a large lake area where we will enjoy walking our dog.  Notice there is no gate in back yard... I will have to walk down the road to gain access to walk area, but I'm pretty sure the son and hubs can step over the fence.  The locals here have been referring to the husband as Mr. Long, so that is how I will continue to address him on this blog!!  I thought that was funny.  Notice I didn't say they call me Mrs. Short, and they better not!!!  They usually call me Mrs. Steve..
Anyway, we are more than ready to move in.  Our air shipment is in country now so we can get it right away.  I have never looked so forward to seeing my oldest towels in all my life.  The rest of our things may take another couple of weeks to arrive.  That's ok.  I packed 2 lawn chairs,  2 plates, forks, cups, towels, pillows, etc so we can have enough stuff to camp out.   Sew ready to set up a home here!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Burj Al Arab - Sky View Tea

Here are a few pictures of our Saturday tea at the Sky Bar in the Burj Al Arab....
This shows our initial approach!

This is view of inside of hotel as we proceed up the escalator. There are also huge wall aquariums on either side of the escalator that you can't see here.

Here we are getting started. We really didn't know what to expect, so it was fun for us as they brought out the different courses of the tea.  7 Courses!!!  They were small servings so we didn't realize how quickly we would become stuffed! 
And this is why it is called the Sky Tea.  This was our view from one side of the lounge.  It was a hazy day so I don't have a picture from the other side, but it shows the Jumeria Palm with the Atlantis Hotel.  We could also see all the little man made islands a little further out in the water.  I guess we will just have to go back on a clear day to get the rest of the pictures.  I know you are gonna want to see them. 

Anyway, it was a great day and a great weekend to celebrate Easter.  The next morning we met up on the beach you see in the middle of this picture for out church's Easter sunrise service.  Incredible! Incredible weekend and Incredible Savior!!