Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Carpet Class

Our Chevron Phillips ladies' group made a trip to City Center Mall yesterday to obtain a little knowledge about buying carpets. As most of you probably know, Persian carpets are in abundance over here and supposedly at wonderful prices compared to those in the USA. Well, if these are great prices, I might have to abstain from buying one as I still can't tell the difference between Walmart made and Iranian made. Actually, after the class I probably could examine the carpet back & determine how many loops and what not, but I'm not so sure I really care. I'm just walking on the dang thing and no one would know that I paid thousands, yes thousands of dollars for it. I'm sure they have cheaper, but like I said I don't have an eagle eye for carpets. On the other hand, if you're buying for an investment, I'm sure it's a good deal. Somehow I don't quite see me putting a carpet on Ebay twenty years from now to see what I can get. On the other hand, I did learn something and better yet enjoyed sipping on Arabic coffee with the ladies during the demonstration. Oh, and the picture of everyone kneeling on the carpet is not the Muslim call to prayer, but just a closer examination of the construction of the rug. And of course, what would an outing be without topping it off with lunch at good old American Applebee's.


  1. i like the carpet in the first picture...you should purchase it for my dorm room :) ha...i believe I will be in this same room next year too so I'm kind of really excited about that!! Can't wait to come spring break!! give me my flight info ASAP!! I really am beginning to look forward to my trip with Dustin. I love him a lot! :)


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