People are STILL asking us "How is Iraq?" and "What in the world are you doing in the desert?" Well #1 We aren't in Iraq fool we are in Saudi Arabia and #2 We wonder what we are doing here too...
So this post is to clarify where we are and what we are doing until 2011! We are in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia right on coast of the Red Sea. KAUST stands for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. It is a graduate research institute that wants to develop Saudi Arabia's energy/technology resources as well as the world's. Ryan is on a full ride scholarship where he will eventually get a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering. Carly is finishing her bachelor's degree in psychology on-line while Ryan plays with water in the research labs. We are 100% safe and just a an hour or so drive from the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Here's the best part: KAUST is basically our sugar daddy for the next few months! High five Middle East!
A View of Campus:
"The Beacon of Wisdom" out in the Red Sea:
Campus Library and Research Center: