Another 24 Hours of Vacation – Dubai style
Well, compliments of Emirates we ended up with another day in Dubai. We just missed our connection and since they only fly to Orlando once a day we had to wait 24 hours to head home. But they put us up again in The Copthorne and as long as we ate at the buffet at the hotel food was covered so over all it wasn’t too bad.
We had thought about going to the Dubai Mall on our way through before but we really didn’t have the time so now we took the time and spent several hours walking around the mall. What surprised me was how many American restaurant chains were represented. Everything from P. F. Changs to Five Guys. The mall is very beautiful with a huge indoor waterfall and ornate light fixtures. While we didn’t actually pay to go into their aquarium we did enjoy what we could see from the outside. We even exchanged phones with another couple and got our picture taken together. We stopped at Cold Stone Creamery and had some ice cream to celebrate Joshua’s birthday. We also walked outside the patio area to the Souk Al Bahar which was even more upscale. We didn’t stay long. I picked up a clean shirt to wear home and also got some rest at the hotel.
Day Late – Dollar Short
We finally made it home after missing another day of work to find that while we were traveling across the ocean the youth group had been at our house and totally cleaned up replanted much of Samuel’s Garden out front. A very nice surprise.