Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend at Bridget's

Jeremy's brother Scott came to visit us this weekend. Here's what you get when you spend four days with the Palmers in the UAE. Take note, everyone who's been thinking of coming to visit us.

You go to the (almost) top of the world's tallest building, aka THE BURJ KHALIFA.

You go to church in Sharjah. Scintillating, I tell you.



You visit some friends to help celebrate their daughter's birthday. Scott was a good sport about this one - hanging out with a bunch of strangers - but I have to say, it was a good deal considering a SingStar sing-off was involved.

You have cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Saturday morning,

then spend the day at Atlantis Aquaventure,

on an island shaped like a palm tree.

You eat the best Indian food ever at Dubai Festival City, then take a jaunt around Dubai Creek on a water taxi.

The next day, you brave the traffic and drive into Deira, take a water taxi into Bur Dubai,
 and then shop for some souvenirs.

On your last day in town, you play Guitar Hero.

And you skydive, indoors, at iFly Dubai.

(And so does the 5.5-year-old in attendance.)

In return, you hand-deliver gifts to Miriam and Magdalena from Grandma.

Goodbye, Scott! We'll miss you!
Especially Magdalena.

Now back to the drudgery of everyday life, right?

(And that research paper I've been meaning to get to.)

7 comments:

Jeremy Palmer said...

That was the most fun-packed weekend I have experienced in a long time!

Crys said...

Wow that looks like an awesome weekend!!! Do friends get this kind of special treatment or is reserved for family only :) Two questions, does that water slide go through a pool of sharks? I realize you are separated by glass or something but that looks freaky! Two, are those skinny jeans I spy? Cute outfit!

Bridget said...

Yeah, I don't know if we can keep this pace up for all of our visitors. Scott got lucky because he's the first one to visit since we got settled in, so we'd saved up a bunch of adventures for him.

Liz Johnson said...

Yeah, that waterslide?? Are those sharks??

Man, I REALLY want to come visit. This looks so amazing.

Scotty P said...

Yes, it was an outstanding weekend, with an outstanding family. I highly recommend visiting to all.

Katie said...

Scott really did form a bond with Majd and will miss her! I loved hearing all the cute things she said and did while he was there. He had a wonderful time, thanks for hosting him! Now, if only I could come visit without kids! :)

Carolyn said...

Now I really am bummed that Saudi visa to visit my cousin (hence enabling me to visit you) didn't happen this spring. What fun. I'm saving my pennies and nagging your mom for next winter. Hope all is well with you!

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