the sandbox

made a short visit to dubai to visit my long time friend and pilot, jordan, his wife cheche and their two boys matthew & joshua, in the desert sands of dubai, united arab emirates. jordan flies for emirates airlines and is a fellow graduate/alumni of flightsafety international academy in vero beach, florida – our flight school during the days of yore. he is also a PADI scuba diving instructor like myself, teaching new divers in the UAE. it is a bit redundant to say it was a scorcher in dubai. external temp in the shade reached 50 deg c! (that’s 122 deg f!!!) ridiculously hot! if you’re an air conditioning salesman, this is the place to be. because of the intense heat, we did have to spend most of our time indoors for safety’s sake – but i did manage to take a desert safari tour and about exhausted myself climbing up one of the many sand dunes located just 30 mins from jordan’s home. luckily we had a modified toyota land cruiser to bring us safely back. fly safe bro. enjoy the sandbox while it lasts. 😉