There are two major event days left to document in our Dubai trip, so I thought I would compile some random crap today.
Dubai has the strangest custom.
To show "status" they drive really expensive, fancy cars.
That is not the strange part, some folks do that in the states too.
The strange part, is in Dubai, to show further status, they pay tons of money for their license plates.
Not like what you are thinking, they are not personalized, they pay money to have a smaller NUMBER, or a cool number on their plates.
While we were there, this was the lowest plate we saw:
Another example would be C 20202. Cause that is a "cool" number.
One morning my Mother-in-law Bonnie and I went jogging past an auction house. They had license plates available for auction. We never found out how much they were going for, but Brandon told us they could be in the $1,000's.
We hit the beach in Dubai for a day.
There weren't many waves, I think because the area we were in was surrounded by land on both sides.
It is pretty cool to say we have been in the Persian gulf, though.
It was also kinda cool to have such a modern cityscape in the background.
It was located inside the mall.
It was massive!
I have never wanted anything so badly in my life.
That thing was giant squishy rubber goodness. It had an inner pod that you could climb into. Then it would haul butt, rolling down the slope.
I would totally roll down a mountain in that!
Sure you would get dizzy, but F.U.N.!!
And if you barfed, just hose it out, am I right?
I think it would be cool for water too.
We watched the slopes for a bit, and then Mikayla said:
"Are we going in?"
"Nope, just looking."
"UHHHH, no fair! I wish I could play in snow!"
Keep in mind, when we escaped home, Utah looked like this:
We also went to the Dubai Museum.
That, and in Dubai they over-air condition everything to the point of needing a parka. I busted out of that museum in record time.
The only thing I found intriguing was the bungled up taxidermy job on this poor bird:
Hysterically. With tears.
I guess you had to be there.
I blame the time change and lack of sleep.
Okay, moving on then...
We also went to the Dubai (fail) Zoo.
It cost us about 30 cents a person.
It was worth about 30 cents a person.
I felt really bad for the animals. The zoo was one city block, and had about five billion animals all shacked up on it.
The giraffe had a habitat that was about 4 feet by 4 feet.
All the animals looked like if they could figure out how to hang themselves, they would be all over that.
They kinda gave you a half-hearted glance, and put their heads back down.
I swear to you, one of the birds was screeching "Heeeelp me, heeeelp me!"
I don't think I even took photos.
It was a sad sight.
Hold on, I found a picture:
They had cool doors in Dubai.
The really thick wooden ones you often see in foreign countries.
I am not sure why in the US we mostly have fiberglass crappers.
I really like old doors:
Took me a while to figure out what this sign was for. I thought at first it was for the bathrooms, as the little stick man appears to be desperately running...
This is their exit sign:
Non-alcoholic and everything.
Before you scrunch up your nose and get all gaggy-face on me...you need to trust.
It was the best thing ever!
It tasted like a whole glass of "fresh."
The lemonade was fresh squeezed, and then they pureed fresh mint leaves, and blendered it together.
Oh. My. Gosh.
To die for.
I am sooo planting mint in the garden this year.
It's gotta be good for you too?
It is cute of me.
Sam looks like he needs a helmet and possibly a bib.
It's going in the book anyway.
I never have cute pictures of me.
I hardly have any pictures of me, period.
Usually I am the one behind the camera.
Yes, I do feel better. Thank you for letting me vent that.
I thought this was funny:
And I am leaving you with something scarier than the picture of "special" Sam.
What in the hell may I ask is this?
Go ahead, I will wait. (With my butcher knife.)
Is it bigger?
Notice the foot, and the arms!
And the partially missing tongue!
There were TWO of them outside this store!
And possibly more inside.
I didn't dare look.
You wanna see the other one?
I will give you a close-up:
Have a pleasant night.