I am Indiana Jones! We are all Indiana Jones!

OK I should tell you something: I’m not really Indiana Jones! And neither is anyone in my class.

But we went to Petra and some other INCREDIBLE places in Jordan this week, so we basically feel like him. (We even watched the movie in preparation. At the part where Indiana and the others are riding their horses into Petra, we all cheered).

I don’t know if you remember me talking about how asleep I was during the whole Egypt trip we went on, but this trip was better as far as alertness goes. I don’t know why, exactly, but I had more energy. We also had a lot more free time to explore, take photos, etc. which made it really fun. We even set a record for the longest time to get through border control coming back into Israel—four hours! A small price to pay for such an incredible time.

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Selfie in front of a store called selfie 🙂
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A real brownie! Jordan rocks!
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Entering Petra
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Looks soooo familiar – Glen Canyon anyone?
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People used to live in the walls or use the caves as tombs

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The Monastery at Petra

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I honestly should have counted the stairs because there were MANY
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Meditating in an ancient temple
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Camel caravan selfie!
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Aren’t we such a good-looking crew?!

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The Treasury (which wasn’t really a treasury but has traditionally been called that)

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That hike was definitely worth it!

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Do you see the resemblance between us and this elephant statue?

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Whaddup homies

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Jabbok river, where Abraham may have crossed
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An ancient Roman city in Jordan

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A crusader period castle!

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It was the end of a long day and quite honestly I can’t remember what this was called
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Temple to Hercules

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King Abdullah I Mosque, Amman, Jordan

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Minaret of King Abdullah Mosque
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I could get used to this head scarf thing. Never have to worry about my hair again!

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The river today
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Church at the baptismal site
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Mosaic of the Pope with the Jordanian royal family 🙂 why do I love this so much?
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This was my favorite part: we went to the River Jordan at what is considered to be the Savior’s baptismal site. This is about where the river would have run in ancient times.
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Mosaics are everything and everywhere in Jordan
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