Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


This week Lucy has the pleasure of hosting our Boomers Blog Carnival where we talk about a variety of issues that resonate with many of us at this point in our lives. From food to politics, our opinions and ideas are meant to be shared and enjoyed. Go ahead and read on to see what we are discussing this week.

Laura Lee over at Midlife Crisis Queen wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece this week about what the wives of Republican presidential candidates have in common

SoBabyBoomer asks, “Have you been anticipating and tracking the credit contagion across the European nations for the past two years? If not, find out how related your investments are to the European debt crisis.

When it comes to where you’ll live in your later years, are you a planner or a reactor? Find out more over at Contemporary Retirement

Have you ever had finger limes? They have little bursts like caviar and are great on scallops. The Accidental Locavore shares a recipe for scallop, potatoes with beurre blanc.

Katie from Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures asks: Why is it whenever I suggest to a family member to come visit us in Dubai I get dead silence and a painful look? Where are the adventurous genes in our kids? And, the seven grandchildren have been gifted a ticket by Roger and I. Such a deal! Ah! At last! One brave soul has picked up the gauntlet. Our oldest son Russell who lives in Denver, Colorado, announces in October that his ticket is bought and he is coming for 10 days in mid November to catch the Formula 1 races, Leave it to the oldest to be the boldest.

Sightings asks: Did you ever wonder what those three retired guys were talking about over in the next booth? Stop over and eavesdrop at Hot Topics at the Lunch Table.”

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