Well here we are in Aqaba, Jordan. It was quite a trip to get here! Ben and I were up by 3:30 in the morning (I went back to bed for 1/2 hour), then everyone else got up by about 4-4:30. We had our boots on by 6:30, and out the door by about 6:40. We caught our bus, got down to Jerusalem. It was great to be there again, even if it was only in the bus station. By 11:00 we were on another bus heading to Eliat. Now that was a trip to remember. We had never been in the south, so it was neat to see it.

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We were on the bus for about 2 1/2 hours. Before we got to the Dead sea and Masada, we saw Jericho. One day I would like to see the Dead Sea, and Masada up close!

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I now understand what they mean by the plains of Jericho. For all around it is hills and on the other side mountains!

DSCF8720 sharpened and signed The Dead sea is in the background. There were old mud houses nearby and made for an interesting shot

DSCF8733 croped and signed Again the Dead sea. Now you will have to excuse the glare and blurriness, these photos were taken from a moving bus.

DSCF8727 signed Masada, you can see a squiggly path going up. That is a trail you can take if you donโ€™t want to take the lift (cable car) up.

It was hot down there! The land was quite empty. There were not many communities from Jericho down to Eliat. We made a 1/2 way stop after the dead sea. Then continued on for another about 2 1/2 hours.

We arrived in Eliat about 1 hour early, and had an early supper. Then we headed to the border. It wasnโ€™t difficult to get through. But by the time we got through we were exhausted. Some friends of a friend came to pick us up and the taxi drivers became very upset, and took the husband in for about 1/2hr-1hr. During that time other people came to pick people up and the taxi drivers had no problem with them. So, that just added to everything. Then we went to look at an apartment, we stayed here for one night but not sure about the rest of our time here. We might go sight seeing. Weโ€™re also not sure about where we should be staying whether we should do the apartment thing, or just stay in hostels on our way around.

Here is the view from the Apt.

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5 thoughts on “Journey

  1. Pingback: Journey | Home Far Away From Home

  2. What a beautiful young woman you have become. Tho it has been a few year since We have seen you, you and your family have always been in our prayers. Continue to grow in YAHWEH, and walk in the footprints of our Messiah (of which you are litterly doing…LOL ).
    Blessings to you, and thank you for those beautiful pictures, and a look at your life.


  3. Oooh wow! I’d like to swim in the dead sea! ๐Ÿ˜€ They say you can float…which I’m much better at than swimming ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. I wasn’t aware that you posted some posts… thank you for sharing pictures of the plains of Jericho, so that’s where John the baptist was… wandering in the deserts of Jordan, right? amazing that you were able to zoom past through the plains quickly on a bus… and imagine that John had to look for locusts to eat in the plains! makes me wonder. It must be a very rich experience to be actually there in the land, read the bible and being there. Awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you had a lovely shabbat ๐Ÿ™‚ mine was great! praise Yahweh ๐Ÿ™‚

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