Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stuck in Qatar

Well hello lovely friends! Hope you all are doing well!!

As you can read by the title of my post, my flight was canceled yesterday to return to Germany! It's a bummer, as we've already been here for two weeks (Jon's business trip). But I REALLY can't complain, because they have re-booked me onto a flight for Thursday night, and with some wheeling and dealing Jon got me booked on his returning flight, so we'll be flying together. Thank God it all worked our really well. I was so stressed to fly out yesterday because from what the news was reporting it still wasn't completely safe, and sure enough my flight got canceled anyway. Just two more days here in Qatar and then we'll finally be home in Germany!

My heart goes out to the poor people stranded and sleeping at airports or spending loads of money on hotel rooms, etc. etc. because of this disastrous volcano. We really can't complain because we are both still in our hotel and we really aren't having to spend any extra money to get home. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those people that have suffered because of this silly volcano. I hope they get everything organized soon and that everyone can finally make their way home and back to their families and friends.

Now to some pictures! This weekend we checked out a mangrove swamp/salt marsh that is about 30 miles away from where we are staying. I thought it was so interesting that there was a marsh and I definitely wanted to check it out. Here are some picture from that trip...

The Mangrove trees
The salt marsh
Jon walking in the squishy marsh.

I walked through the marsh barefoot. It was actually kind of gross, it felt like really warm sticky mud. My feet were completely caked in... marshness.

As you can see, if you look closely, my feet are being swallowed by the squishy muck. I actually lost my shoe in a mush hole and Jon had to dig it out.

After we walked through the marsh we decided to try and find a beach that we had read was nearby. The last time I was at the beach was when we went to Ireland LAST YEAR in April. Here are some pictures of the beach.

It was SOOOO lovely to spend a little time at the beach. It was really quite, and there were very few people, so we got to enjoy the beach practically all to ourselves. Living near the beach would be like Heaven... maybe one of these days we'll get the chance.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Abbie said...

I have a friend who's been stuck in Norway for the past week! On the bright side of things, at least you and Jon are together! Like you said, it could definitely be worse!

Neat pictures (as always)! I hope you make it back home to Germany safely!

Christine said...

such beautiful pictures!

Lil' Woman said...

We had alot of people here at my hotel here in Florida who were stuck because of that. I can't imagine being stuck away from home and not being able to get back.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Well that's great that you've got tickets to get back home and haven't had to pay out of the pocket a lot!

Those pictures from the beach are great! And that marsh stuff reminds me of quicksand!

Katie said...

how pretty! and I love your hair color by the way! :)

Lindsey said...

That water is so gorgeous!!

ALW said...

I hope you guys made it home safe!

Gorgeous pictures! Glad you got to enjoy the beach! :)

Anonymous said...

I know it's not fun being stranded, but you have been given such a blessed life. To be able to see the things you do and experience what you great. Enjoy! I enjoy reading and looking at your pics. I've never been farther that Cancun! And will probably never be THAT far again.