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... summer pool. The sea temperature was 22. Ron said it was great, but when I paddled, I
decided it wasn't warm enough to encourage me to wet my togs. There was quite a cool breeze by the sea, so
we headed to the pools. Wouldn't you
know it, the pool which was 2 degrees warmer was the one with the kids in
it. Emma said 2 degrees wasn't a fair
trade off for the kids, so we were off to the other pool. We lay around for a while - Ron ...
... ago. It's a beautiful landscape. The Nth Americans on the trip say it's similar to their southwest. The huge rocky outcrops are beautiful. We climbed a few. Of course the lads had to go clambering all over the place. There was a little bit of hooning by our driver who was a very good looking young lad. We stopped and had some Bedouin tea which is very nice. It's essentially a type of chai I suppose. It is lightly spiced with cinnamon, ...
... the beautiful valleys. But it was a lot less green than Peru though.
We made it to my Petra hotel around 630 pm. I was hoping to catch the Petra by candlelight nighttime tour, but unfortunately they only offer it 3 days a week and Friday is not one of them. Speaking of which, the Jordanian weekend is Friday and Saturday with Sunday being a normal business day. Kinda weird.
Well, that was it for today. Up tomorrow is PETRA, finally. I cannot ...
... wanted to go up after all. Elias accompanied her to the top while I stayed below with Cindy; it was pretty neat watching the two of them scramble all the way to the top together. They really have become quite a lot more independent and confident – not to mention close – since we left home in August.
From here we piled back into the jeep and drove northeast to the largest sand dune in Wadi Rum, a giant pile of red sand, a couple hundred ...
... faces changed colors in the setting sun.
The area is inhabited by Bedouins, who now run tourist camps rather than being nomadic. You ride into the desert in 4 wheel drive jeeps (actually benches located in the back of a pickup -OSHA would be appalled) to a secluded area, stopping to see tents made of goat hair which the Bedouins traditionally use as housing . The floors are covered with carpets ...