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!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carved in Stone ~ Finally

Since we spoke last, David and I spent a week in Paris, and have even added yet one more exciting itinerary to the books. This particular trek is one we've made several times in the last five years, but this time (I suspect) will be filled with more emotion than usual. TEXAS bound ~ for good. Our five year reign of camel sightings, Bennigan's runs, construction zones, ghutra flipping, tweet ups, insane driving, man maids, amazing expats and locals, saloons, bendy straws, space invaders, call to prayer, Land Cruisers, "P" buildings, villa cats, sandstorms, queue jumpers, and all of the rest of the same same but different stuff is coming to a screeching halt on the first of June. I cannot tell a lie. There are so many things that I will be happy to leave in the dust, but so much of Doha will remain in my heart. It was bound to happen. I honestly thought I would be so sad for this day to arrive, but I am giddy with excitement about going home to FAMILY, Mexican food, AMERICAN food, civilized driving, American TV shown in real time, rain, bacon, flying old glory, Walmart, real radio stations, Cracker Barrel, Shea, Dustin, Kayla, and Kristi. It was fun while it lasted and wouldn't trade my Qatari Adventure for anything, but I'm going...


I'm Going Home ~ Chris Daughtry

Home ~ Michael Bublé
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Monday, April 2, 2012

AWOL in Italy

AWOL ~ Yes, I have been and I apologize for that faux pas. Since we've last spoken, I met the not Kristi daughter, aka Kayla, in Italy for a covert Doha escape while David slaves away in Saudi. We met in Milan and made a mad dash to Verona, Venice, and Bellagio for a six day whirl wind tour. The weather and sites were spectacular withholding the rain in Bellagio on our last day that still couldn't dampen our fun.

The Duomo in Milan

Verona ~ Juliette's Wall and Balcony

Beautiful Venice and Kayla

Bellagio and Lake Como

That's a smattering of the hundreds of pics I got on our Tour di' Italy. I put a few together in a photo book for Kayla which you can see here if your heart so desires.

So what's up now? David and I are off to Paris tonight for one last hoorah. It's countdown for me in Doha and he in Saudi. It looks like our get out of Dodge ticket is tentatively set for June 1, give or take what the stars have in mind for us. It's back to the land of cowboys and pickup trucks. Can I get a big YEEHAW?!
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