Petra & Amman Jordan

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Saturday & Sunday, November 20 & 21, 2004 - Flight

    On Saturday afternoon Gennie was in constant communication with Charlie and Sylvia Emmons who were going to travel with us. We were concerned with the weather and the forecast snow that was supposed to hit us on...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Monday November 22, 2004 - Amman

    As the flight progressed eastward, we were able to sleep for several hours so we woke up more refreshed. I had a light breakfast at 10 AM Egypt time (1 AM Colorado). We talked to the Emmons who had decided to...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - Tour Amman, Explore, & Swim in the Dead Sea

    Our room was nice and cool and we heard the rain during the night as our window was open. This morning, early, we heard the first call for prayer that is electronically produced...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - Discover the City of Jerash & Visit Ajlun

    We woke up to partly sunny skies with 50 degree cool temperatures. Gennie took a bag of laundry to be cleaned as it was reasonable here.

    We were on the bus at 9 AM...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Thursday, November 25, 2004 - Travel the King's Highway to Petra & Discover Madaba - Mt. Nebo

    This morning's challenge was getting all of the luggage into the back of the mini bus! The young man from the hotel was not as proficient in packing as those...

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Friday, November 26, 2004 - Explore Petra, the City Carved in Stone

    Our room clock said 4:38 but our alarm went off at 6:15 for the time to get up so we knew it was time to get up. It is COLD! (40 degrees) and windy so...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Saturday, November 27, 2004 - Travel from Petra to Wadi Rum to Amman, Jordan - Flight to Cairo, Egypt

    We were up early today, a 6 AM wake-up call but we had set our alarm for 5:45. It was still foggy and cold but not raining yet....

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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