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.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
One last visit
As we prepare to leave Doha this week we were blessed to have company for the weekend! We have not seen our friends the Rasmussens for six years! We knew them when we lived in Kenya and our kids were great friends. This week they are moving from Nairobi back to U.S.A so their newly graduated teens can attend University in the Fall.
This weekend was great timing for us because our shipment has gone, most of our packing is done, and we are just waiting for paperwork to be processed. It gave us a chance to visit some of our favourite places one last time and to introduce them to our life in Qatar.
We also took advantage of some of the special events happening during Ramadan. We watched the informal parade of cars driving on the Corniche just before the sunset call to prayer (and breaking of the fast). The boys counted 21 Porsche 911, 24 BMW, 5 Ferrari, 11 Bentley, 3 Maserati, 3 Aston Martin, 5 Lamborghini, 9 Rolls Royce (including one Phantom), 1 McLaren, 5 Lotus, and a plethora of Mercedes, Audi, Corvette, Viper, Nissan GTR and the Camaro Club. They calculated the total value of cars seen in 30 minutes of bystanding was over $20 million.
After the car parade, we ate at an Iftar buffet at one of the hotels. The following night, Max and Isaac were invited to an Iftar feast at one of Max's classmates' majlis. There were 14 young men there and Max had an opportunity to say goodbye to some of his friends.