A Day at the Beach


Notice how brown it is? Its not a problem with my camera. It isn't always like this. During the week its usually pretty nice with clear blue skies. The weekends though, without fail, have brought with them a dust storm every time for weeks now. Its not fun.
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All the maids with the children that they watch. Some of the maids were in the water fully clothed watching the kids. Ridiculous.
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Some of the villas at the resort
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Hooka station next to the pool
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The drive walking up to the resort
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Looking back to the parking lot from the entrance of the resort. You can see the manicured landscaping stops abruptly at the entrance of the resort and goes back to dessert.
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A gate to a summer home that we passed on the way home
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The beautiful scenery on the way home from the resort :)
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We went down to one of the southern resorts this weekend for a barbeque and a family day. The resort was out in the middle of nowhere. It was definitely an oasis from the surrounding desert; however it wasn't our cup of tea. The beach, as we suspected, was dirty along with the water so no one got in from our group. There were dying jellyfish scattered all over the shoreline so that you couldn't walk by the water even. We're told that there are summer homes even farther south where the water is crystal clear. I think I have to see it to believe it though.
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On the brighter side, there was some good shelling there though. Our friends and their kids came with us so it was fun looking for shells with the kids. I don't think people here really look for shells because the big ones were just sitting in plain sight. I love looking for shells, I don't know what's wrong with them! More for me I guess :)
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We checked out the pool too, which was much nicer and cleaner than the beach, however the makeup of the other pool visitors were all traditional locals some of which were covered in the traditional dress with their nannies watching the children. We're learning that there are some places in town that are very westernized, like the hotel that we exercise at, where you can dress like you would in America and swim in a pool like normal without people looking at you offensively in your bathing suit. We didnt' really feel comfortable at this place with the locals looking on. Overall it was an ok day. It was good to see, but we probably won't be back.
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Today we're going to check out the rug shopping! I'm pretty excited. I don't know if we'll come home with anything quite yet, unless one speaks to me from the display :)
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Happy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I like the hookas! Reminds me of late late nights at Red Fez in Austin:) Did you buy a rug this weekend? Lots of hugs from Dallas.

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