Archive for December, 2019

New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam

December 31, 2019 Leave a comment

A nice clear day turned into a thick fog, so we had foggy fireworks and foggy bridges to go along with a crowded party scene (all of Amsterdam) and our nervous poodles. However, we did enjoy the oliebollen with powdered sugar.

Fresh Utah Snow at Alta

December 24, 2019 Leave a comment

The weather report said we would have 9 inches of fresh Utah powder at Alta today, and we were not disappointed.

Sunset at the Dubai Beach

December 11, 2019 2 comments

I was able to get out of work early enough to take a walk on the beach, which looks NW over the Arabian Gulf, which is part of the Arabian Sea. Thankfully, the rain had stopped for the day (rain is rare here) and it was a comfortable 75F.

December Evening in Dubai

December 10, 2019 1 comment

It’s about 77F tonight so it’s perfect for a stroll along the marina waterfront, which is lined with restaurants at the base of skyscrapers and nice yachts. I’m having dinner on an outside terrace at a Lebanese restaurant, where almost everyone is smoking from a hookah pipe, except me. It’s a non-alcoholic place (probably because it is outdoors) so I’m having some very refreshing sparkling water with my falafel and hummus dinner.

One of the more interesting buildings is the one pictured that twists 90 degrees from the base to the top.

A Car Free Life

December 6, 2019 1 comment

Today, we parted ways with our 2012 Volvo XC60R. It was a great car that we almost never used here in Amsterdam. Now, we are looking at bicycle options that can carry the dogs, as Busby demonstrates here.

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