Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended 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!
Friday, May 30, 2008
The Knox/Owens Adventures Begin
We kicked off the first day of the Knox/Owens visit with the traditional kitchen curl off. Well, it's not exactly a tradition, but I suppose we can start one. JoJo needed her hair done and being a bit like Sykes wanting to be in the middle of the action, Sherry gave her a new "do" front and center. We decided that if Sherry's grandma-in-law Josie and my mom would have been here to witness the affair, they would have had a conniption fit. Grooming appliances in the kitchen would be a mortal sin in their book. After the curl off, we lazed around most of the day as David had to work and we were carless. That worked out just fine as we sipped on our coffee and caught up on the happenings of here and there while we waited for birthday boy to get home. We made dinner reservations at the Iranian restaurant that I had blogged about a while back. Dustin opted out as he had already made plans for "Pasta Night" with his newfound Doha friends at a local compound. We dropped him on our way out to eat and arrived at the souqs to soak up the atmosphere and the recently arrived humidity on top of the heat. The two "h" words have arrived with a vengeance making liars out of us for telling Sherry, "yes it's hot, but don't worry the humidity is low". Well, rumor has it that it slapped her in the face as she deplaned last night. But like me, Sherry...you won't melt. Our trip to the Iranian restaurant was quite pleasant. The food was enjoyable and the service impeccable. It was really nice, but the company was even better. After dinner, we strolled through the souqs a little more and Sherry decided to immerse herself in the culture. She purchased her first souvenir to take home...some nice henna art down her arm by a lovely Qatari woman. JoJo opted out with a look that said, "No way, Jose" with raised eyebrows. We topped off the evening at home with coffee and cake for David's day. It was a great day and we were just happy to be together.
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