After our camel ride (man, those guys are tall!), Derek, Owen, and I went dune bashing. The dune bashing was exhilarating. It was about as much excitement as I could handle. I swear the car nearly tipped over on more than one occasion--and one of the other drivers managed to get stuck going over a sand dune. I'm pretty sure I have have screamed once or twice. Owen loved when the driver made the back of the car slide and spray sand up past the windows, and he was thrilled the couple of time we caught air. Me? Not so much. Oliver wasn't old enough to go on the ride, and I think Oma was very glad she had an excuse to stay behind.
During the dune bashing trip, we stopped at a camel farm to meet some camels. A camel farm is just like a dairy farm--except with camels instead of cows. Most of the camels seemed very comfortable around humans and paid us little attention--except this guy...
That camel was super friendly. We were taking pictures, and he just moseyed on up, asked for pets, and started giving kisses. Such a sweet animal! Obviously, we took tons of pictures that I shall bore you with now...
Okay, enough of our friend. After the camel farm, we went sand boarding which is basically sledding down giant sand dunes. Very fun!
Our stay with Arabian Nights was very nice, and I am fairly certain we will visit again--though we will wait until their regular season begins and all of the entertainment returns. Since it is still "summer" and ridiculously hot out, not many people stay the night. In fact, we were the ONLY family at the resort the night we stayed. During the cooler months, they can host nearly 1,000 guests. They offer belly dancing, musical performances, and henna during that time. I think that gives us more than enough reasons to visit again.
And here's some more camels... Just in case you didn't get enough of them!