Eid Al Adha and Thanksgiving

These two holidays will not share a calendar date for another 10,000 years. So to celebrate, we went to lunch at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and had fish and chips and caesar salad.

Getting ready for UAE National Day.


The mustached guy with the purple hat and vest was the creepiest part of our day. At one point moments before this photo, he was following us around with this crazed look. We didn’t stick around long enough to see what he did to Barney. Why were there costumed characters walking around the resort pool area? Why not?

On the way out from the resort, Beth spotted this Desert Hare next to the gate.

On the way home we stopped in the desert to take some nature-calendar-shots.

I was lucky enough to get a rare shot of a fully grown Desert Hare in its natural habitat coming up over the next dune.

They can be ferocious creatures. My excellent leporidae communication skills surely saved me from a similar fate.