Who lives in a pineapple under the sea??

So, a random dream turned into a reality – becoming a PADI-certified scuba diver – and it all happened in less than three weeks. Through my new friends at Al Mahara Dive Center, I conducted an e-learning session, 4 pool dives and 4 open-water ocean dives to have the ability to dive up to 60…

Egypt – Wrap Up

In what promises to be our last post about Egypt, we wanted to share some random images and stories that didn’t quite fit into our previous three posts. One interesting story was from our visit to the Cairo Tower – the tallest building in Egypt… On the last day of the trip, we went up…

Tennis Anyone?

As a surprise gift for landing a job, Megan gave me some tickets to the 2010 Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi. Taking place only a few minutes from our apartment, this three day tournament over New Year’s Eve weekend brought together six of the world’s best to slug it out. We were fortunate…

Updated Contact Info

Now that we are a bit more settled in, we have updated our contact information page.  To access, click here or on “Contact Info” on the top menu bar. The user name and password for this section is the same as it’s always been.  But if you forgot or need it again, just shoot one…

Happy New Year!!

To celebrate New Year’s Eve, we went to a party with some of Megan’s new Edelman friends. A pretty balanced mix of Americans and Brits, we all had one thing in common – 2010 was the year we moved to the UAE! A good time was had by all (an open bar will do that)…

Egypt – Evolution of the Pyramid

Gosh – the title of this post reads like a boring college course, doesn’t it? But not to worry – I’ll make it brief and promise no quiz afterward… During our trip to Egypt, we had a chance to visit some of the more obscure pyramids (obscure = not many tour buses). While not as…

World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree

To help offset our disappointment of not being with family and friends on Christmas, Megan and I turned to one of Abu Dhabi’s great attributes: excess! And few things in Abu Dhabi scream excess more that Emirates Palace Hotel. Costing more than $3 billion to construct, it is rumored to have the highest hotel construction…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

While Meg and I couldn’t spend the holidays with our friends and family, we did the next best thing: went to the beach!! When else will we have the chance to experience such amazing weather on Christmas?! Just the same, we really miss everyone and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!! Love, meg &…

Egypt – Riding a Camel

After three months of living in the desert, Megan and I finally had our first camel ride while visiting Egypt. Gimicky? Of course! But it was still fun! To be honest, except for sitting much higher, the experience was very similar to riding a horse. The one real big difference, however, was getting on and…