This last month I had the wonderful opportunity to help chaperone the third grade field trip to the Al Thani Museum at Sheikh Faisal's Farm. It was definitely an interesting experience. Not many third graders can say they have gone to a museum like this.
Abbey, Rebecca, and Tameem were my responsibility for the trip. Mrs. Errico apologized ahead of time, so that tells you what I was in for. Rebecca and Abbey were easy to manage. They were thoroughly involved in the assignment and noticing the interesting displays. Tameem was a different story. He is a very nice young man, but since his dad is the emir's brother who also runs the museum, he felt very comfortable handling artifacts, venturing into off-limit exhibits, and getting "lost" every three minutes. He got very tired of the excursion quickly, but I held his attention for awhile by asking him about his family. He showed me numerous pictures of his dad with the emir, pictures of himself with his father, and the one below with his father (on the left), his brother, and another Qatar dignitary.
I wish I could have rubbed a few of these lamps.
These trucks were some of the most hilarious items in the museum.
I really don't know if there are words to describe this kind of artistic talent or this kind of taste in vehicles.
I wonder what kind of music they play so the kids will come running for the ice cream.
Tameem tried to tell us that his dad painted one of the trucks and his dad's friend did the other.
We didn't believe him.