First of all, Happy New Year to you and yours!
This year we had the biggest turnout ever, with 20 people attending! It was tiring but fun too. What a great way to start the year! It started at Zen-Do, after which some people left. We then went to have breakfast at Costa’s in the Country Mall. After which most people left.
The people remaining after breakfast were myself, Sensei Vinod, Saba, Hussain, Angela, and Noora. From Costa’s we went horse riding. We went to the same place we went two years ago. And like last time, it took us 10 minutes of convincing to let the guy open the place up and give us horses. I was given quite a tough horse, who I later found out – after we were about a quarter through our outing – was an endurance racer. The horse was amazing, but we had quite the battle of wills. He wanted to gallop and I certainly did not want him to gallop. I did loosen the rains once and he took off. I enjoyed it but once is good enough, thank you. I used to ride a lot as a child and still know the basics, but these days I only ride once every few years.
Anyway, after horse riding we went all the way to Jazayer beach and went quad biking, cool! Then we hung out at the beach for a bit, and then we finally went to Seef Mall and hung out in Magic Island. We went on one of those 3D rides that was actually much better than expected. By then it was 1 pm, and it was time to catch up with my family again. There was talk of the rest going to see a movie, but I don’t know if they did.
As I write this I am thoroughly sore, but feel great! I look forward to 2011 being, God willing, a great year. Here’s a video and some photos of the morning. Hope you like it and talk to you soon. Have a great year!