We just returned from a six day, five night trip to Jordan with Kristina and Rebecca. Kristina teaches 4th grade with Sharon and is also new to Beirut. She and her daughter Rebecca, a senior at ACS this year, hail from Seattle. We flew into the capital Amman, rented a car, and headed to the town of Madaba where we did some shopping and ate lunch.
From there we drove over Mt. Nebo, reputedly the place Moses died, on our way to the Dead Sea where we enjoyed “a float”. We then drove to the very Muslim town of Karak where we spent a memorable night.
Karak is the site of a large, well preserved Crusader castle which we toured the next morning . After viewing the castle we drove to Wadi Rum where we enjoyed a two hour camel ride to a Bedouin camp for dinner and the night.
The next morning was spent touring Wadi Rum via jeep with the help of our Bedouin guide. After a light lunch we headed back north to Petra, the ancient Nabatean city carved into the sandstone cliffs, where we were dazzled by this amazing place for two days. Rebecca and her mom headed back to Amman and home while Sharon and I drove to The Gulf of Aqaba for a very relaxing end to a whirlwind, amazing vacation.
So here is a sampler to wet your whistle. I will document each day in more detail with many more pictures in the days to come.