Chris wanted a break for the weekend, so we decided on a desert get-away. We drove about 2.5 hours from Dubai, into Abu Dhabi, then out into the oasis in Liwa to Qsar Al Sarab resort. The sand dunes were breath-taking. Palm trees were thriving in the sand, and the chilled pool was refreshing. Without any noticeable humidity, the ~50C temperature was scorching. Chris splurged and rented a 3 bedroom villa with its own plunge pool. We enjoyed the weekend immensely!
Master suite was sweet!
My girls in their room
My beautiful big girl!
Daddy and his girls
The resort from our villa
God created even the desert with its own beauty.
Hiking to see the sunset
The sand was really hot, and we weren't dressed for it - we were on the way to the pool when someone suggested we go up the sand dune to watch the sunset. So, we didn't make it to the top. Jolee said she never wants to do that again because she got hot and her forehead got wet!
Chris and I had a wonderful time improving our photography skills.
Macey - artistic thinker
Timothy loves a good book
Julia wants to share her date
I had been wanting to take a picture of Julia's curls and I had the perfect opportunity .
Julia loves ice
Pictures sometimes say more than words - this is Jolee!
Matthew tries to put ice in the girls' suits
Map of the surrounding countries - we were 4 kilometers from Saudi Arabia!
Mom and her chicks
The road back to town