Saturday, July 28, 2007

98 Degrees in the shade

Doesn't seem so bad does it? Until you put the temperature gauge in the sun and wait awhile. In the sun that 98 shoots right up to 126 degrees.

We stay in the shade. Or in the pool (which is in the shade). Or inside.

We were warned before coming here that it's really hot. Super hot. Unbearably hot. But that the super-duper unbearable hot only lasts 3 or 4 months of the year and the rest of the year is damn near perfect weather. Of course, our arrival here in Oman coincided with the 3 or 4 months of unbearable hot weather.

We were told that as we walked off the plane the heat and humidity would hit us like a punch to the gut. That we would want to turn around and get back on the plane. But that didn't happen. It wasn't that bad. Granted, we had just spent the past 7 weeks in South Florida, which is where the Devil vacations when Hell gets too cold, so we figured maybe that helped us deal with the heat here in Oman.

Everyone we have talked to over the last 5 days has said something along the lines of "oh, the weather is really mild right now. This is so unusual. It's just not that hot". We thought they were joking.

126 degrees in the sun today. They weren't joking about the unusual mild spell we had. It's the hot season. And it will take your breath away.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Welcome to Muscat Love!

Hello, hello, hello. We are on the other side of the world again! New blog postings coming to you (albeit sporadically) from lovely Muscat, Oman, our home for the next 2 to 3 years. I had to create a whole new blog for a whole new country - it would have been weird to be posting on The Other Georgia while no longer living there.

So, stay tuned. As I have interesting, or not so interesting, information to post, I will.