So…we had a BBQ


Niagara College President Dr. Dan Patterson is here in Saudi Arabia for a visit and we decided to have a BBQ. Not just any BBQ though. A traditional, cook and eat outside BBQ. Not just any traditional, cook and eat outside BBQ, but one in a location that was truly awe-inspiring.


We drove into the mountains of Al Hada and there, at the edge of a cliff, was our BBQ. Arabic rugs and pillows laid out on the ground, sun peeking through the clouds and a view that went for ever. And just to be certain that everything was perfect…Chef Osama and his crew were doing the cooking.

It was like something out of a storybook. How often do you get to do this? I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

A well-fed and happy group

A well-fed and happy group

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4 responses to “So…we had a BBQ

  1. Absolutely Beautiful! I can almost taste the food! But next BBQ I go to I want one of those stunning rugs to sit on. My sister has two similar she has acquired in her world travels. Some reason she’s not willing to part with them. Lol Andy keep the pictures coming. Safe travels!

  2. I don’t blame your sister! It was easy to tell the ‘Westerners’ from the Middle East people. All the westerners forgot to take their shoes off plus they were the ones with the numb legs!!! It really was an unbelievable experience.

  3. It sure looks awesome! Today in Port we are down to single digit of 9. Of course today is rainy. Yesterday we were at 13 & sunny. Geo. went golfing.
    You sure are creating so many memories.
    Take care mon ami.

  4. I’ve said it many times before but…I am truly very fortunate. This has been an amazing experience.

    All my best to the family. I’ll see you all soon.

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