Sunday, June 27, 2010

30. Visit Jordan Happy Hour, Part I

So, I have about 15 minutes of time before the battery dies on this computer and I'm dying to share some images from our most recent adventure. So, here there are, with almost no explanation, which I'll write up soon. The very short story is that we went to one of the most amazing sites in the world and had an incredible adventure when we were befriended by Khalide and Ibrahim, whose families are some of those who cooperatively own the shop across from the Monastery, which is the furthest point of the buildings at the Petra site. They took us on a sunset hike out of Petra and took us to one of the caves where they stayed where we cooked dinner over a fire and danced and talked for hours on end in the middle of the mountain desert. More later, but here are a few images for now.


  1. I think you may have been the person they had in mind when they coined the phrase "life begins at 40." What an amazing year you are having. Take lots of pictures and try and work a trip to Michigan in there soon so we can see them!

  2. Donna -- thanks so much for writing. Exciting news: insha'allah I'll be coming back in 2011-2012 for a full academic year (if I get a Fulbright) or fall semester 2011 (if I don't) to teach at the U of Jordan. So start saving your pennies for a visit!