The kids and I went to Dubai for the weekend. We met up with an old friend of mine that I met when I was 12 years old. She and her fiance have never been to the Middle East and they are from Australia. She lived in the US for 33 years and has now relocated back to Oz. I babysat her two kids. Kate from the age of 2 and Nick when he came home from the hospital. The kids are now in their 30's!! It was so nice to see her and have her see me as a Mom!! She came with her fiance and he is absolutely lovely. They were so patient with my two kids and I never felt awkward or anything like that. I had to remind the kids that the reason we were there was for these two individuals and not for our usual go crazy in the malls shopping! They were great. We got a lot of sightseeing in and shopping. Lovely meals and not so much rest!! It was great.