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Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 15th | Day 7 in Jordan

The day after Petra, we traveled to Wadi Rum, one of the most beautiful places on earth! On the way we stopped at Little Petra and saw one of oldest paintings in the area. It is 2000 years old. The detail in the painting was so intricate and it brought to light just how detailed the Nabateans actually were.

Then we headed to Wadi Rum for one of the best experiences of my life. We went out into the middle of nowhere into God's country and slept in a Bedouin style camp and ate like they ate. We drove jeeps into the wilderness and then watched a magnificent sunset off this cliff…does it really get any better than this? We slowly climbed up a sand dune and ran down it…our tour guide fell because he ran too fast and lost control…seriously one of the funniest things ever. Seeing him wipeout, I didn’t go down quite as fast as he did, but it sure was an awesome experience!!!

After the sunset, we headed to the campsite for dinner, dancing, singing and just a great time. I could just imagine how Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived in the desert, or even Moses and God’s people for that matter. It was definitely a highlight on the trip.

The next morning, several of us got up at 5:30 and rode camels back to the main campsite checkin point. What an experience that was! We stopped along the way and watched the sunrise. Words can’t describe the beauty of the sun coming up over the mountains in the Wadi Rum desert!!!

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