Happy New Year! We decided to save a little money (ok, a lot of money-- every time we leave the Kingdom it means 3 international plane tickets plus everything else...serious cash) by having a Staycation. I worked some on curriculum development but mostly hung out with the fam.
In order to entice foreigners to come to Saudi, they make the living conditions on the compounds pretty sweet-- we have a huge movie theater, a private beach, swimming pools, golf course, restaurants. It's a whole other world. That being said, it's a world behind huge barbed wire fences with no alcohol unless you secretly make it yourself, so cabin fever can set in despite the luxuries.
We had a good time but are counting down the days to our family vacation to southern India in April. All I want is a cold Kingfisher!
|Checking out the new floating toys at our beach|
|Lucia's first movie in the theater!!|
|We had 6 guest doggies staying with us for the holiday. Walking them at night was an experience!|
|Oh you know, just some necklaces I wear around the house while the servants feed me grapes...|
|Lucia loving Santa's special trampoline delivery and her dress up costumes|