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Desert Adventure

. . . stories of adventures (and mis-adventures) in the land of the deserts . . .

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

a daughter, a sister, a mother, a friend ...

Monday, April 11, 2011

a day-out at Iceland Water Park

April 8, 2011

friends invited/sponsored me :D to join them on their journey to Iceland. A new water park located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the emirates of the UAE, a smooth one and a half hour drive from Dubai, cruising through the Emirates Road. We left early morning to meet up with the other families and drove in a convoy of four vehicles ... and once we got there ... we were amazed with huge crowd who came by the busloads!!! i was not able to take picture of the huge crowd outside waiting to get in, with their tour leaders giving them instructions.

Kids were so eager to enter the park so inside we made our way and waited for the contact of our friend Nina, to get our tags... and while waiting .. siempre .. posing here and there ...

finally, all counted, tagged and kids started running into the park.... although Nicole has been there before, she is still so eager to get to the slides, and with her friend sarah, kian and sean, they ran to the kiddie grove for the fun... and the fun did begin !!!

the park was so huge! slides/rides for the adults are awesome - well if you are fond of such rides hehehe .. i tried one slide only with my cuz and friend - their daughters well laughing at us when they saw us about to be pushed down... waaahhhhhhhh ... ahahahahahahah .. that was the sounds you would be hearing all over the place .. riders laughing at first and when their rubbers were pushed would be shrieking at the top of their voices - mind you .. even the guys! ahahaha

but of course, the mommies and daddies and aunties did have a good time too! the park as i said is so huge --- it would be nice to go back there - well maybe after summer time :D and try the other rides ... with a different group of friends maybe? hehehe ... another friend's family is visiting next month .. hmmm !?!?!?!? hehehehehe


Saturday, April 09, 2011

on vacation ....

my bff's daughter is in town for a month-long vacation.... i haven't seen her for quite some time too! and was i amazed to see how big she's grown! i remember her as a small girl .... with my daughter walking the aisle as a flower girl and my girl as a junior bridesmaid (coz she's tall for her age!) anyways ... her mom (my bff) is back to work already so i asked her if i could take her little girl for malling at DCC... the kid readily said yes so i told my friend that her kid is looking forward to our 'malling' time together - so she cannot say no ! ahahahaha

first - upon arriving at the mall (actually the metro train just pulled in ) i told her that we will grab something to eat first coz i am so hungry na .. she just smiled and said yes... we directly went to the foodcourt to check what she wants - and she simply said - i'll just have the burger king .. so BK it was ...

after that we went to look/shop for some clothes... and she's sooo tiny we had a hard time looking for her size. But we finally found one at Pull and Bear, and some shirts at Bershka and Jennyfer.

We had a scoop each of baskin ice cream while deciding what movie to watch after - but then - the line up is not that great - the movies showing didn't appeal to her nor to me hehehe... so around again we strolled and finally decided to head home .. she was kinda bit tired - still adjusting on the time difference ...

we took the metro train back home and it was a breeze traveling by train!

i called her mom and informed her that we are heading home and said she would be home in minutes too so i waited for her ... she checked the things her daughter bought .... hehehehe

it was a nice afternoon spent with natalee .... and i am glad she enjoyed it too! looking forward to another day/time out with her !