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Groceries, camels and more

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camel souk

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inside courtyard at boys school

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A few miles outside of Riyadh

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  1. Your not in Kansas anymore! My old boss was a Desert Storm veteran and he showed me pictures of nothing but dessert as far as the eye could see. Told me it’s neat for about 20 minutes then you realize you are in the middle of nowhere and it’s 100 degrees!

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    October 29, 2015
  2. Looks like a camel-hair jacket.

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    October 29, 2015
  3. So Lynn, I have to tell you a quick story. I’m from Arizona, and we moved here to the Seattle area in 2006. And you know how everyone here doesn’t have A/C because you don’t always need it. However, my first summer here I was so uncomfortable without A/C as I was so used to it from Arizona. I told my husband that we had better put it in our house or I was going to move back to Arizona where they believed in it. We got A/C installed. Now being from Arizona, I know what 115 feels like. And knowing that you couldn’t have the A/C running at all times in that desert heat is just a horrifying thought. You must have really been in love with this man to tolerate that kind of heat with no A/C. Ugh. (Love the Safeway picture, :D)

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    October 29, 2015
  4. A well dressed camel 😀

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    October 29, 2015
  5. I just can’t imagine heat like that. We frequently get over 100 with humidity, and it’s hot. However, not life threatening, and we have AC. I love all of the colors of the trees and grass too. Dessert would not be my preferred landscape, if I had a choice. You are one tough girl not being born into that and learning to live with it.

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    October 29, 2015
  6. Hi Lynn! Your pictures of life in the Middle East are so interesting… some images are not unexpected, camels, deserts, souks, etc. However, I never imagined I would see western bricks and mortar shops- Babies R Us, Cinnabon, etc! After looking at your photos and reading about your life in Saudi Arabia, it made me wonder if you miss anything? Do your children?

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    October 29, 2015
    • My kids do not! A couple of them went back for a visit and that settled it!!School there was very very difficult and they were really not happy. I think we all miss little things because we spent so much time there. he made it very unbearable to be honest. many people do like it and have fun!

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      October 29, 2015
  7. Wow the boys school was impressive!

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    October 29, 2015
  8. This may be a weird question…I have never ridden a camel, have you?

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    October 29, 2015
    • ha ha no lots of people ask. I have not. They brought one to the compound for a party for people to ride. I was always having a little baby or pregnant so didn’t really go to many events etc. So no I never did

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      October 29, 2015
  9. This is a window on a part of the world I only know from the news. Which isn’t saying much! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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    October 29, 2015
  10. Groceries, camels, and more, oh my!

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    October 29, 2015
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    Fascinated with the pictures you post, Lynn! Like another reader commented, I was surprised to see a Babies R Us and a Cinnabon! 🙂 The heat would be difficult I’m sure! It’s interesting because we have some good friends who moved to Mozambique where it gets very hot as well — now when they come back to the states to visit, they say they become cold very easily.

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    October 29, 2015
    • ha ha yes!! when we moved there it was about 95 degrees and they wanted my kids to wear coats! We were so hot we had just come from 40 degrees in the states!

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      October 29, 2015
  12. I have never seen a dark colored camel before.. and that almost barren land..Gosh.

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    October 29, 2015
    • Yes very barren that looks more interesting with kind of hills and rocks usually just sand:)

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      October 30, 2015
  13. this is good

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    October 30, 2015
  14. always love the pictures….thanks…hope all is well with you…kat

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    October 30, 2015
  15. Lynz, you are showing me a part of the world I know very little about. I know I would not do well in a desert at all. How I require green and mountains and WATER. Very cool pic of the camel. ❤

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    October 30, 2015
  16. So I talk of living in the Sonoran Desert. Then I see your photos and realize that desert is a very fluid term! It would appear there are deserts…and then there are REAL DESERTS! Just amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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    October 30, 2015
    • ha ha yes Saudi desert stretches forever it seems and this picture is way more interesting with some hills and rocks usually just sand on top of more sand 🙂

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      October 30, 2015
  17. That’s a better picture of the school…definitely better angle! Looks huge though!

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    October 30, 2015
  18. Sorry about your back. Feel better soon!

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    October 30, 2015
    • your so sweet to say that! It is ok my knee was a bloody mess and then the next day my back was a wreck!! Spasms I guess but now is better! Thanks for caring! 🙂

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      October 30, 2015
  19. Good photos as usual Lynn. Feel better soon 😉

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    October 30, 2015
  20. I hope you are feeling better!!! Sorry about your back and knee!! Hugs!!!

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    October 31, 2015
  21. The dessert looks a very desolate place, and not somewhere anyone would want to be for long. Always so close to the towns, I imagine its presence was always felt. I’d quitelimit to see a camel soul, though.

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    November 1, 2015
  22. Gosh – so barren…..I am just back from UK, I still have to ‘catch-up’ on your other posts………

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    November 2, 2015
    • so nice to see you! hope it was great!!!

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      November 2, 2015
      • Wonderful Lynz – but SO busy – but I did get a lot sorted out – will mail you when I have more time later in the week – just unpacked and need to go shopping now (been to work tis morning – going to read your other posts when I have time to ‘digest’ what you have written – I have just put up a little about Liverpool – you might find it interesting xxx

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        November 2, 2015
  23. I may never read another post that has ‘groceries’ and ‘camel’ in the same sentence. Your world is intriguing, Lynz.

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    November 2, 2015
  24. Love your pictures!

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    November 2, 2015
  25. What a difference sight in just a few miles! It’s feels so isolated and barren.

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    November 4, 2015

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