As promised, our next sightseeing adventure is to Wadi Rum in Jordan. First, a little background on the area:
"Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand, Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia was filmed in Wadi Rum."
Once we arrived at Wadi Rum, we waited for a jeep to take us out into the desert.
Our first stop was in an area where there is "quicksand". Not like what you see in the movies, but sand that is so fine, you can sink up to your knees and was very hard to walk through. I remember one mom with twins who were going crazy running up and down and all around. She kept screaming at them. I think she was afraid they would actually sink and disappear before her very eyes.
I love this picture of Zack and Yusef so had it enlarged and hung it in our living room.
The natural beauty of the area was so serene.
The kids had the best time rolling down the dunes.
We all had red sand in our shoes for weeks after that excursion.
As the sun set we headed back to the camp where we were provided with a meal and then the long journey back to our hotel.
Our day began with Petra and ended with Wadi Rum. Certainly a day to remember.
Holiday blessings, Tammy