Ok, so I've tossed around the idea of doing this for months now to keep my family and friends in the US up to date on what's going on with our family here in Abu Dhabi. I also wanted a way to share this new place we call home with all of you. I enjoyed writing the few notes I posted on Facebook when we first moved here in December, but I wanted a way other than Facebook to share our Abu Dhabi experience. Most of you know I love to talk, and picking up the phone to call all of you can be quite expensive and the 8 hour time difference makes video chatting a little difficult to schedule. It gets even more complicated when the US goes off of Daylight Savings Time, because then there is a 9 hour time difference.
So to start this off I thought I'd share a little video from Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. They play it on their planes before landing in Abu Dhabi, and it's geared towards tourists. It still always makes me smile, because it feels as though I am being welcomed back to this new more laid back lifestyle that we've found here.
Enjoy the video. Who knows, maybe it will entice some of you to visit one day.