Saturday, June 08, 2013

Bahrain and Super Shamal

In Sojo's words, "Bahrain is amazing! It has everything!" On her kid list of things that rock, it does have an indoor water park, her favorite popsicle store AND pork bacon. That constitutes amazing. 

We enjoyed our getaway but somehow forgot that the entire expat community from Saudi Arabia would also be in Bahrain, soaking up life that includes glasses of wine and abaya-less shopping. It felt a bit like Spring Break for the 35-50 year old crowd, so I think next long weekend, we'll head somewhere a bit quieter.

 I absolutely love crossing over the Gulf to get to Bahrain. The customs is this futuristic-looking island in the middle of the two countries, and the water is just stunning.

Sojo has a new friend called a 'shoulder buddy.' There is a magnet that holds it together so it stays on your shoulder. Needless to say, she is in love. 

We drove back in a fairly intense shamal (sandstorm). So intense that, in many places, one lane of the highway was already covered in sand. The desert was taking over! 

Even when we arrived home, the day had this eerie, orange glow to it. Our bedroom floor was covered with sand that came through the window cracks, so we assume it was a sandy weekend here. 

1 comment:

Popo and Nana and Gong Gong and Granda said...

Sounds like a fun weekend getaway. Always an adventure. I remember Sojo's first "venture", when I came over your first month in Thailand and going to Kokret (sp?). Sojo was so darn cute with her little backpack and sitting so big in the long tailed boat. Look at her now. She is always up for a good adventure.