2007/01/26

A Lovely Afternoon

This is the perfect time to live in Al Ain. In an earlier post, Brn shared pictures of flowers that are blooming in our area. Increase that by the hundreds to get an accurate mental image of Al Ain right now. Beautiful! The weather right now is perfect. I will be the first to admit that I have been cold this winter. However, the temps this week have been fabulous! Perfect weather for spending time together at one of Al Ain's many parks. This afternoon we packed a picnic lunch and spent the afternoon at Towayya Park. In my opinion, this is the most beautiful park in Al Ain. Every time I step foot into the park, my entire body relaxes because of all of the greenery. It's the closest I can come to feeling like being back home. We lounged on our mat, ate hotdogs and carrot sticks, and watched the kids play. Brn stretched out and took a nap. I dozed off a few times, myself, with O snuggled in my lap. It was so nice to walk around and notice all of the other families who had the same idea we had......a picnic in the park with family. I only hope the weather stays this way for several more weeks so we can enjoy many more park days together!

9 comments:

blogrosh said...

Yes indeed, Al Ain is heavenly this time of the year, well most of the UAE is.

It's a beautiful sunny day here in New York City, but it's soooooooooo cold and freezing.

hmmmmmm I am feeling jealous : )

Anonymous said...

hi!
I grew up in Al Ain, and then moved to Canada to study. I just returned in Nov 2006, and have been looking to meet people in this city.
It's nice to read your blog- I'm surprised at the number of Al Ain bloggers on your blog roll!

owlhaven said...

That sounds great! Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting!!

Mary, mom to many

Tara said...

Hello! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm so interested in hearing more about your story! Do you like living there? I would like to stay in my own state so I can't even imagine making such a move! I responded back to your message on my blog! I have you saved on my blogroll now.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Well, hello! I have wondered for a long time now who my faithful reader in the UAE could be...is it you? If so, I am delighted to meet you!!

About your question on my blog, I am not familiar with the other curricula you mentioned. So no...I didn't do a comparison. (What is AS1 and AS2? I've been racking my brains. Thought I knew 'em all!) I'll gladly answer any specific questions you may have about Sonlight, though.

Again, it's so nice to "meet" you!

Jeanne

Al Ain Taxi said...

Your blog is looking great

Brn said...

thanks aat. We just switched over to the new version of blogger yesterday, so some bugs still are still being worked out, but overall I like it.

Ahmed said...

I recommend the Air Show in the afternoon, its a great show :-)

The Towayya Park is great for families, you don't find the trolls that you usually find in other parks. I would like to know how you feel on the way the families are called using the speakers. Its the only way men call ladies out (of course their own, lol) in ladies' parks.

Bss said...

I have never heard families called using the speakers. That's interesing........I'll have to keep my ears open for that during our next visit. We skipped the air show on purpose.....we have a couple of kids who are very sensitive to loud noises. We did get a pleasant surprise in that regard, though. While we were relaxing, we looked up and saw the planes doing their tricks! I feel like we had the best of both situations.....the beauty and comfort of the park, along with the excitement of watching the planes fly from a distance.