Friday, March 18, 2016

Iraq Al Amir

It's only 30 minutes away in Wadi AsSeer, but Iraq Al Amir and the Qasr Al-Abd is well worth a morning of your time just because of its proximity and general coolness, especially in the green spring.

Camel on a fountain leopard butt.

Qasr Al Abd - not really a castle, not really a palace, not a temple...

Climbing on ancient ruins. We love Jordan.

The wet cave. One might expect a dino to step out from this ecosystem.

Following the visit to the qasr and the cave dwellings, we had lunch at the nearby women's co-op.  I enjoy makloubeh quite a bit, and it's definitely one of the things I'll miss when I leave Jordan.  When our cafeteria has it for lunch, it's hard for me to say no.

The other nice thing about this trip was that Becca had the camera.  I'm in some photos!  That rarely happens.

Friday, March 11, 2016

We had a visitor.

The Vice President certainly knows how to make a crowd happy: bring up all the kids.  Parents glow.  Kids are quiet and contained. And afterwards no one cares that they didn't get to shake his hand because he was hanging out with the half-pints. And the half-pints were getting all the selfies.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

When blogs go silent...

It's common for a break in blogging to be a sign of "nothing to report."  The other usual reason is "things aren't going well." Blogs, like Facebook profile photos, are cropped glimpses into what's really out there and it's no different here at the GlobeHoppers. So much is up in the air that to go into it would sound like a deluge of woe-is-me whining, which no one wants to hear, not even me.