Tag Archives: vacation

Volcanoes and Rain

Caleb got up before my alarm and we were both in the kitchen when ours rang together. I cut up the two abui from yesterday into quarters and the edges are quick to brown. The inside is as soft as ripe persimmon … Continue reading

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No Wait for Kuwait

Caleb and I got Open Water Diver certified and the urge to do so every weekend now is strong. Caleb looked into Oman, where you can dive with four of the seven sea turtle species, but the timing wasn’t right. He’d go … Continue reading

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Not Falling in Dubai, but Floating in Umm al-Quwain

I set the alarm for 4:45am and I’m up with the energy of a child, packing up and drinking coffee – that somehow took 30 minutes. I parked under the awning and walked to Skydive Dubai to check in at 5:30, and they … Continue reading

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Salty Lamb in Jordan

I wake in the morning after getting less than six hours of sleep and Julie has already eaten and plans to ride a carriage to the Treasury. I went to the toilet and thought about my options and food was first on … Continue reading

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Delayed a Day, but Not an Adventure

I slept till noon and then showered – typical pre-trip planning. Usually I would be busy with my computer making sure the itinerary is more definitive, but I’m still dealing with grief (that’s another post) and it’s easier when I’m … Continue reading

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