We had to go out.
Ever since the Corona happened you would be able to count on one hand the number of times my children have been able to go out of the house. We are having some issues with our air conditioning at home at A/C is something we cannot live without. Nope. Not in this part of the world.
To be fair, the weather is getting better by the day and it should really be manageable if it were only me. The thing is, we have to keep the windows open and that just lets the nasty flies come inside. And flies are not my kids' best friend! Neither mine. Haha.
My youngest would not eat. "But Mommy, there are flies!", he said. I told him to just not bother. I already turned the fan on and that should shoo the flies away. "No, the flies poop on our food!", he insisted. I could not get him to eat even if I assured him that the flies did not touch his food.
As soon as I said we'd just get out of the house, they kept on nagging me, did not even bother to let me finish my breakfast.
Okay then! Off we go.
"We're going to the museum!"...
I know, lame. Haha. Since we cannot homeschool, let this just be our field trip.
Whoops, we've got a problem! As we were about to go, my daughter could not find any shoes that fit her anymore. Her feet have gotten bigger over the months and now... hayyyy.
Quick Side Trip
Before going to the Qasr Al Hosn, we made a quick side trip to the City Centre to buy a pair of sandals for the Little Miss.
The golden building you see in the photograph below is actually a hospital. A few more blocks down this road and we should reach the Corniche, but nope, we're not going there. LOL.
Below is a view of Hamdan Street. This is actually the city centre - most of the first commercial establishments and offices are here. I've worked 12 years walking down this street.
That tall building towering the rest is the tallest residential tower in Abu Dhabi, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid at the World Trade Centre.
We reached Qasr Al Hosn
After buying the sandals for Little Miss, we are ready to visit the Qasr Al Hosn. It is a historical landmark in Abu Dhabi. It is a fort, a watch tower that has seen Abu Dhabi evolve through time. It also became a home to the Al Nahyan Family, the Ruling Family of the UAE.
You will find in the photo below how they
preserved renovated the grounds and opened it for all to see, while the growth and development happen just at its reach.
The tall building at the left is the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid (WTC Residence), while the other one is the World Trade Centre Office Tower.
Here's another shot just outside the fort. The black and white effect kind of brings a nostalgic feel, ain't it?
We spent around three hours outside. At least the kids were able to see something else apart from the walls of our house. This time, they saw the walls that were witness to the development of the city we call our second home.
How about you, how's the day so far?
All photos are mine, shot via Huawei Nova 3.