Saturday, June 7, 2008

Abu Dhabi

Last night was Sean and Kelsey's graduation. It ended up lasting about two and a half hours, but was very good. Sean won a scholarship award for the top student in performing arts which was really cool. After graduation we went and got something to eat at one of Sean and Kelsey's favorite restaurants.

This morning, after being awake for a little over two hours in the middle of the night, we got up around 7 a.m. and got ready to go to Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Dubai. We stopped at Starbucks for breakfast before heading out. In Abu Dhabi, we went to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world behind the mosque in Mecca. Most mosques do not allow non-muslims to enter, but this one does. We also went to Emirates Palace which is a huge, over the top hotel.

We then headed back to Dubai and met up with my Dad at his office before going over to Emirates Golf Club, where they play the Dubai Desert Classic(which Tiger won this year). After lunch at the golf club, Beth and I needed a nap. Our hour nap turned into two and a half hours.

After our nap, we sat around the house for a while and Beth actually got to talk to her Mom on Skype. I had never seen that before and it was pretty cool to be able to talk normal and also see each other through the web cam.

We went to dinner at Tony Roma's(yes, the same Tony Roma's as in the States) and it was pretty good too. Now we are back home and watching Euro Cup soccer. Tomorrow is Sean and Kelsey's graduation party. Should be a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Congrats Sean and Kelsey!!

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