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:
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: We’d already been last year, so it wasn’t much of an adventure, but it was really relaxing.
Lyman and Charlie took an ATV trip into the mountains behind the resort and had a great time.We spent a bit of time wandering through the town of Aqaba, but besides the views, it’s not that different from Madaba.The 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: And, as always, I’m eternally entertained by the animals in the back of trucks and the random signs:
xo from Jordan