Yesterday's temperature was very nice. I had nothing to do and no plans of going out but when I noticed the overcast sky while my children were leaving for school, I decided to hit the road and wander around the city. I grabbed my camera out of the bag and prepared my tripod. Clad in jeans, polo shirt and cardigan while hubby was wearing his all time favorite shorts, shirt and jacket, off we went with no specific place to headed to in our mind. Just before hubby was about to start driving, I asked him to turn on the car's heater to make me warm.
We were almost a kilometer away from our house when I noticed the pink shades of clouds while the sun was playing hide and seek. I asked hubby to drive along Al Jahli district with Al Ain Palace Museum in my mind. Few minutes later, we were at Al Ain Palace Museum. Just perfect! Just exactly what I have in mind!!.....the palace looked so magical. I took several shots and enjoyed watching the sky. Amusingly enough, hubby didn't ask me to stop taking pictures. Misael was patiently waiting inside the car.
I guess my amazement lasted for 20 minutes. I have been to Al Ain Palace Museum for several times but it never cease to amaze me. We headed to Sanaiya District right after the 20-minute fun and sky watching at Al Ain Palace Museum. I decided to cover a lot of ground, so we didn't stop very much. I was clicking while hubby was driving. The sun continued to play hide and seek while the clouds were covering the magical rays.
We reached the foothills of Jebel Hafeet at exactly 07:45 AM. It was quite foggy making it a bit difficult to capture a decent shot.
As we ascend up to the rugged mountain, I continued clicking with my feet stepping on the car's seat and made the seat belt quite loose so that I could move and turn whenever possible. I heard my husband telling me..."ahhh things that you do for the sake of photography". I smiled and never uttered a word and continued clicking.
2nd stop for some photo op hahahaha...
A colleague of mine told me that this part of Jebel resembles a place in one of the mountains of South Africa.
3rd stop for another photo op :).....I was just too glad that the sun was out and....
to be on the top (even if I was shaking because it was really cold)
The temperature at the top of the mountain was almost unbearable. We decided to go home since the cafeteria at the top was still closed. I was laughing when I heard the borborygmic sound of my stomach, reminding me that we actually skipped our breakfast just for the road trip hahahaha!
I never stopped clicking as we descend back to Sanaiya district. This part looks like an African desert. Though I have seen and been to this place for the nth time, it never cease to amaze me. The beautiful rock formations are really awesome....the wonders of God's creation.
We finally got home at around 10:30 AM, exhausted but really happy. It was a great road trip and this is My World Tuesday.