Camels Camels Everywhere

I once visited Morocco. I got a silly little checklist in my head. I wanted to: (1) ride a camel, (2) wear a camel, and (3) eat a camel. Who knows how the human mind comes up with these things? But it popped in my head and wouldn't leave. Long and short of it, I went to Marrakech, which was too far away from the Sahara Desert to have camels just randomly hanging around. I let it go and didn’t think about it again. Fast forward to right now and my trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

And then, the camels showed up -- really showed up. Everywhere!

This was just a regular old walk back from the restaurant to our room at the Dubai desert resort.

At the Dubai Desert resort, there are camel statues all over the place.

Camel rides anyone? I’m behind the camera while dearest bf sits on this patient (if smelly) camel beast on our Dubai Desert adventure.

I sure hated to say goodbye to the lobby camel statues at checkout. Back to Dubai city, leaving the serenity of the desert (and camels) behind.