Last year, my wife and I went to the Middle East — Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar. While I didn’t get an opportunity to put on the make-up or even show up as Zippy the Clown, I did get to practice some clown arts. As part of the conference, I taught the attendees how to twist simple balloon animals and how to do a puppet skit. And Fire Dogg, the trusty two-handed pal, joined us on his tour of duty to the land where the land is immense and the heat is intense. It was a great experience full of wonderful people and unforgettable sites. I highly recommend the Arabian Gulf as a travel destination for all who have the wanderlust.