Year Two

Oh my, it’s been a long time since I posted. I had ambitious plans to write about our summer in Vermont, quick trip to Montreal, re-entry to the US, etc, etc, etc, but instead, I was lazy and just spent my time floating on the pond. Lyman and the boys actually did some fishing:photo

Somehow, the summer disappeared in the blink of an eye and now we’re back in Jordan. Actually, we’ve been back for almost two months, and this is the first chance I’ve had to write.

Where to begin? I suppose you’re all wondering if we’re safe (at least the onslaught of emails makes me think you’re worried about us… 🙂 ). Yes, we’re safe. The situation in Syria is heartbreaking, but we haven’t felt it in our daily lives. If anything, we feel much more at home and settled this year. Lyman is Head of the History and Social Studies Department and I moved to the Communications Department. We’re both really happy with our jobs. The boys are in 10th (at King’s) and 7th (at American Community School in Amman) and doing well. No big news, so on to our first vacation…

This week is Eid, a Muslim holiday, so we have our first break of the year. This year, we decided to stay local and went to Aqaba on the Red Sea. This was the view from our room:        IMG_1863 We’d already been last year, so it wasn’t much of an adventure, but it was really relaxing. IMG_1876

We spent most of the time sitting on the beach reading, swimming, snorkeling, eating and sleeping.  IMG_1883

Lyman and Charlie took an ATV trip into the mountains behind the resort and had a great time.IMG_0728We spent a bit of time wandering through the town of Aqaba, but besides the views, it’s not that different from Madaba.IMG_1880The mountains around Aqaba are amazing. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m intrigued by the desert and find the vastness soothing. Here’s a bunch of pictures that don’t do the region justice:IMG_1885 IMG_1968 IMG_1963 IMG_1949 IMG_1926 IMG_1918 IMG_1908And, as always, I’m eternally entertained by the animals in the back of trucks and the random signs:IMG_1860 IMG_1975

xo from Jordan

2 thoughts on “Year Two

  1. Rachel ~ as always, I so enjoyed your blog. Life is so different there! It is fun for you to share whatever you can, whenever! Many thanks, Nanny Hoehn.. ps. how fun to have bumped into you in Montpelier on the 4th!!

  2. Pingback: Jerash, Irbid and Umm Qais | Totally JOrganic

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