Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our first guest

For the past two weeks we have had Tim's mom, Nilda, visiting with us from Nova Scotia.  It was a good opportunity for her to travel and a good time of year to be in Doha.  The weather is nice and cool and the sights are not very busy because most people choose to go away on vacation during the Christmas break.

We stayed very busy exploring local sights but also had plenty of time for relaxing at home and hanging out at the pool.  A couple of the most popular local sights are the Islamic Art Museum and the Mathaf Museum of Modern Art.  Both of these art galleries are amazing.  We learned about Islamic religious and secular art and also how to recognize the "arabesque" pattern of art.

We spent a day walking at The Pearl and marveling at the sheer size of the buildings and the man-made island.  We stopped for Thai food at the Noodle House and wandered through the very exclusive shops.
We spent one day in the desert.  We went to the Singing Sand Dunes and then the boys rented ATVs to ride on the dunes.  Nilda and Lisa went to the Sealine Beach Resort to sit by the Gulf.  The water was surprisingly cool (although warmer than Nova Scotia beaches) as Nilda experienced when she put her feet in the Persian Gulf.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

That is so great that you are able to give your family the opportunity to experience these places....I'll bet when Tim was growing up his mom would never have imagined these adventures. Very special.......for we blog followers too!!!