Hello and Greetings to All,
As some have noted, I am currently living in Saudi Arabia. We are doing well but it is a very different lifestyle. I have seen very few motorcycles and miss my bikes a lot. You will see that the only thing I have ridden since I arrived has been several camels.
If you have never ridden a camel, you should know it can be as exciting as riding a motorcycle, especially the getting up and down part. This picture was taken in Petra, the city carved in the mountains in Jordan, it is where some of the scenes in one of the Indiana Jones movies was filmed
I hope this message finds all my friends and other acquaintances doing well, as I stated we are doing O.K. We do miss life in the USA, there are good days and bad days. We just completed a trip to Jordan which was great. I am on a 2 year assignment and have completed 3 months. Before I came over here I set several goals, one was to not be seen on CNN, when an American in the Middle East is seen on CNN, it can't be good. Another was to travel a little and see some things I never dreamed I would be able to see and I have done that too. If everything works out, I may be able to retire from ExxonMobil after this assignment but you never know what will happen.
I'm sorry I have not posted much but it has been pretty busy. It took some effort to get my wife here and we sold our house, placed everything in storage and are committed to making this work. I am going to try to post from time to time as it may make life here easier keeping a connection to home.
Best Regards, Tom & Elizabeth