Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby Tom Neimeyer » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:02 am

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.
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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
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby EMS » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:17 am

Good to hear from you, Tom! That seems to be quite an exciting time for you. Great to see that you still get a chance to "ride" :D :D You probably remember Leon Russel: "Stranger in a strange land". 8)
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby Kool_Biker » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:55 am

Hello Tom, nice picture from the country of Lawrence of Arabia and his Brough Superiors!
One thing to watch about these camels and their owners: It can cost you as little as 1 Lira to get ON one, but may be ten times that to get you OFF it :) :) :)
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:13 am

Hey Tom even though you are in the Middle East, your CBX that you sold is being enjoyed by a new friend of mine, he was giddy with the deal you gave him, I told him that I wasn't surprised.

Live well my friend and hurry back,
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby harvey » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:13 am

Enjoy the adventure!
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby broook » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 am

You are a good man Tom and I hope everything works out for you. Good luck and God bless. 8)
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby ahlenius1 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:05 am

Tom your Camel looks to be in pain....just saying LOL
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Re: Hello from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 am

At least he is not riding side-saddle.
How about the candy-apple red with black stripe colour scheme. Obviously a '79 model camel.
Sounds like a great adventure, Tom.
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