Today was only the second day I didn’t fish since I arrived in the Middle East on April 3. Though my friend Nick Bowles, owner and founder of Ocean Active, offered to take Granny and I fishing, we decided it was time for a rest. And rest we did.
We arrived in Dubai almost two hours late last night. Instead of landing at midnight we circled in a holding pattern for more than an hour. We landed and 1:30 AM and cleared customs back into the UAE at 2 AM. By the time we arrived at Nicks it was 3 AM. It was a long day from our campsite in Oman.
We took the entire day to relax. Granny read magazines and I checked in on the Cubs (I’m happy here!). Then I played Fantasy Baseball and did some writing on the blog. Our only physical activity was when I took Granny to The Mall of the Emirates and showed her the famous indoor ski area (you heard me correct).
Nick and his wife Michelle are cool folks. I only met Nick last year when I passed through Dubai and now Granny and I are staying at their house. They treat us so much like family that tonight we in fact enjoyed a family dinner outside. We could get used to this stuff. . . . Oh and tomorrow Granny might catch her first queenfish!