Hello, welcome to Matt and Katie's Blog! We originally started this for our friends and families, and to help acclimate to the desert heat. It's taken on a life of its own, and we're now using it to share the best of what we see, point out our mistakes, and, with any luck, help others around us THRIVE. Enjoy!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thanksgiving in the Desert
This year we were so distraught about not being home for Thanksgiving that we decided to have two celebrations. When in doubt...over compensate! On Thursday we joined a caravan of Americans and expat friends and journeyed into Dubai's desert terrain. Our dining room was a bit unusual (seen below from a cliff) but this ravine was a great spot for our potluck themed dinner in the desert. We arrived just before the sunset with firewood, candles, furniture and of course turkey with all the fixings. It was a shame Matt was traveling for work at had to miss out on our second holiday celebration. He was even more remiss when I told him that we incorporated a non-traditional dessert, but an American treat nonetheless. Smores! An unlikely dining room. Relaxing in the wadi.SMORES!