Whew. This week was pretty amazing. I don't even know where to start describing everything. We went to Dubai last Thursday, and left yesterday. Dubai is really amazing. You know, huge malls, water parks, hotels and resorts, the world's tallest building, stuff like that.
I had such a great time this week. The youth group was fun to hang out with, my roommates were great, the volunteers from Florida were awesome, the food was good, the pools and beach were nice, and the volunteers brought tons of stuff from America.
One of the best parts of the week was getting to meet all the youth. We hung out all the time and I really got to know most of them. We played a lot of games from Minute To Win It, and laughed a lot. On Thursday night everyone was bored, so the high school girls (all four of us!) started a game of Hotel Tag. The rules: normal tag, all over the hotel, the stairs, the elevators, and outside. The rest of the group joined in, and soon there were almost twenty of us playing a massive game of tag. It was great. I can barely walk now from running up and down so many flights of stairs, but it was completely worth it.
I miss everyone there! I hate making so many great friendships in just a week, because now that it's over, I don't know if I'll ever see them again. Hopefully some of us can meet up in Florida next summer.
Tuesday was our free day. I went shopping with another family. We hit the Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates (that's the one with the indoor ski slope) and Dubai Mall (Dubai Mall is right next to Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world). That city is crazy. I wish that we had had more time in Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall. We didn't get to see much of either of them, but what we did see was really cool. If you ever get a chance to go there, ride the metro. It's the cleanest, nicest metro I've ever been on.
Something special happened today...my little sister had a birthday! She's really amazing, probably the sweetest person I've ever met. I miss her so much and I can't wait to get back to see her! Happy Birthday, Anna! I love you!
Pictures will soon be coming, along with more stories about everything going on. I missed you guys while I was gone!