Saturday, March 13, 2010

Breakfast with the Flamingos

Although I've had a "thing" for Pink Flamingos for a long time (even made it the theme for my son's graduation a couple years ago), I've never actually seen one other than on TV or in a snowdome. But, Friday morning I enjoyed a rare treat. I went with friends TK and C to a back water bay area where there were hundreds of flamingos. Who knew that Kuwait was the winter vacation spot for the beautiful pink birds? The picture would have been better if I had a telephoto, but it captures one of the images that will always be in my brain.

They are HUGE birds in real life. Much bigger than I imagined. And they walk just like a camel. Seriously. As they were travelling along the edge of the bay, looking for food, they looked like a caravan of camels walking. Yes, you could say that the heat has gone to my brain (it is really hot here now... in the 90s) but TK and C agreed with me.

Of course the day wouldn't have been complete without the breakfast at Starbucks AND the breakfast at the restaurant near by and the wonderful conversation with friends. C is from France (or, as she says "fraannhce") and she's lived in many countries. TK is from Colorado and truly one of the most gentle souls I've ever met.

Pink Birds and Latte..what a great way to start the weekend.

1 comment:

Pearlin J said...

can you please tell me where they are? would like to take my children to see them.thank you