Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Travel Southward

Today we traveled south to the city of Eilat (a lot) by bus. On the bus was a very enthusiastic family of 9. We don’t think they stopped talking the entire four and a half hours down. Once we arrived, we crossed the border into Jordan. We are in the city of Aqaba which is right on the shore of the Red Sea. It is beautiful and much warmer here. We spent a few hours relaxing and knapping by the water. This is much different than the busy city of Jerusalem.

McDonald’s ice cream tastes the same here in Jordan as it does in Excelsior.

Tomorrow we venture up to Petra, a city made famous for its red rock formations and hidden city. It was built in the 3rd century B.C. For those of you who have seen Indiana Jones, The Last Crusade, it will be familiar to you… stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Jordan looks like it could be one of many islands in the caribean. I am glad you got some rest. It looks beautiful there. I wonder what Jesus would have thought of McDonalds ice cream cones. Is all of this just breath taking for you? Would you want to live there? It must be facinating for Matt to go to school there. On my way to church, can't wait to see you in skype land with the kids tonight.
    Love Mom and FMIL