We're leaving the country again. This is getting fun. A spring break trip through April 15th to Jordan, that little country bordered by Israel and Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Now, admittedly this country is in a bad neighborhood, but we intend to stay nicely within it's borders, therefore in relative safety.
When Bethy heard we were going to fly there she wanted to know: "How many days will it take?"
This is actually a pretty good question based on her past flight experiences. Fortunately for her, this flight will be only a couple of hours of so, which I think will please the kids no end. At least they won't dread every time we get into a plane.
We will be traveling through the country in a rental car, and are so excited to be going to a place so rich in history and culture.
Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Turks and Crusaders all traded, built cities, and fought their wars here, leaving behind rich cultural influences.
-Lonely Planet, Jordan
We plan to stay in Amman, Aqaba, with the Bedouins in Wadi Rum, in breathtaking Petra, and as a bonus I will be running a half marathon in the Rift Valley to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (now there's a T-shirt!). Castles, snorkeling, camel riding, we're planning to have a wonderful time and soak it in.
So, that's all for now, folks. I'll be posting all about our latest adventure when we get back.
Thanks to Cathy for her camel riding photos of Bethy and Thomas, and for turtle-sitting while we're gone.