Tagged with summer

Second summer

There’s a saying in Arabic that between October and November comes the second summer.  I don’t know if we can call it “second” summer this year, because the weather has basically been amazing for the past two months.  The sun is out, the breeze off the sea is cool and we leave our windows and … Continue reading

Ode to the generator

It’s hot in Beirut.  Like, 90 degrees today.  I know, oh dear friends in Arizona, that it is much hotter where you are. BUT, before you tell me that you “walked on the moon” (if you didn’t catch that reference, run to your nearest Blockbuster (are they still in business?) and find a Brian Reagan … Continue reading

The Lebanese Beach Scene

We’ve officially started our summer program with the girls and today was the first day of our weekly afternoon trip to the beach. With 11 girls plus Isla and 3 or 4 adults, we can’t afford to go to a private beach.   …which means we have to find public access to the sea, which … Continue reading

Lazy summer days

Summer is anything but lazy for us.  It’s actually one of the busiest times of the year. But, we did have one week in between school ending (both for the girls and the class Caleb was teaching) and the craziness of summer beginning.  That’s not to say papers didn’t need to be graded and prep … Continue reading

Tastes like summer

Nothing says summer like… a big, fat, red, juicy, messy, sweet plum! And a dip in a blow-up pool to wash it all off!

November summer

The weather in Beirut has been absolutely wonderful!  When we first got here at the end of August it was hot and super humid.  After a few weeks it cooled down a little and has been gorgeous.  We had one week of big rain storms, but other than that it has been warm and sunny.  … Continue reading