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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blogging Boomer Carnival #286

The Blogging Boomers are seeking answers this week!  

What exactly did the Hubble Space telescope see? Did your grandchildren’s school receive a grant to secure locally produced foods? Uncertainty is a way of life as we age, how are you coping? Where in the world do people live the longest? How exactly does one get Lucky in Sharjah, UAE?

Read on for the answers.  

SoBabyBoomer toured the Kennedy Space Center this week and watched an IMAX movie about repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.  The Hubble recently revealed the farthest-ever view of deep space. NASA noted, "The images allow us to follow the development of the universe."

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robinson, consumer journalist writes about the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarding more than $4.5 million in grants in 37 states and the District of Columbia for connecting school cafeterias with local agricultural products. Rita is a big supporter of eating locally grown and produced food.

Laura Lee aka the Midlife Crisis Queen has begun calling this the "age of uncertainty." But she has found ways to live comfortably with uncertainty.

Tom Sightings, in his Friday Fix, uncovers a new book that reports on various longevity zones around the world, where people routinely live into their 90s and beyond. What's their secret? For the answers, travel on over to Sightings from 60

With little or no street signage, names or building numbers, finding a building in the UAE can be frustrating.  After three hours of driving in circles in the hot desert sun looking for a furniture store in a dusty industrial area, husband Roger gives up and gives Arabian Tales Katie Foster a blank check to go shopping . . . if she can find it! Ever up for a challenge Katie Get’s Lucky in Sharjah


  1. Thanks for all the news. As I age, I'm not feeling uncertain compared to how I felt in my 20s. I'm a bit taken aback by new aches, pains, and surprisingly unpleasant body processes, but not uncertain...
    I hope you find the check! :-)

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