I had a lot to fit into my final day in Jordan. First, I took a jeep ride through the desert at Wadi Rum.
|I made it to the top of the sand dune!|
|My shadow came along, too.|
|Tea at a Bedouin Camp|
|Fellow Tea Drinkers. |
The tea is really good, it's mostly sage,.
|Petroglyphs in the Desert|
|Lawrence of Arabia|
|This was where Lawrence of Arabia camped.|
|More Tea at Lawrence's Camp|
|Me at Lawrence's Camp--the rock I'm standing by is where his|
picture is carved into the stone.
After wandering through the desert all morning, it's time for a dip in the Red Sea! I was the only person on this glass bottomed boat (other than the young pervert boat captain).
|The view through the glass bottom was not that great.|
|The water was really clear, but with the ripples, it was still a bit hard to see anything, so....|
|...I jumped in and went snorkeling!|
|Gulf of Aqaba|
Next I went to one of the places I had really been looking forward to, the Baptism Site of Jesus.
|There are lots of different churches at the Baptism Site.|
|Me at John the Baptist's Spring|
|This is the actual site of Jesus' Baptism. The Jordan River has changed|
it's course over the years and now runs a little to the right of this photo.
|This is where the Jordan runs today.|
|Seeing the doves there reminded me of Matthew 3:16|
"And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him."
|Church of John the Baptist Interior|
|Church of John the Baptist Exterior|
My last stop in Jordan was for a swim in the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. I did the mud thing again, but this time had no one to take photos, so you'll just have to trust me on this.