2011 (Part Two)



Moved to Amman! Gosh, September was so chock full of experiences that I don't even know where to begin. I'll just be lame and list them: Mt. Nebo, Jesus' baptism site, Madaba, the Dead Sea, Jordan vs. China soccer game, Iraq al-Amir and Wadi Seer, Wadi Mujib, al-Balad, picnic with Abu Muhammad's familiy, dinner in Zarqa with Hussein's family, BBQ at Weston and Kami's, and Jerash!

Jordan vs. China at Sports City! We won!

Picnic with Abu Muhammad and his family (he's the one taking the picture). I've never eaten so much food in my life! Jordanians have perfected the art of picnicking, lemme tell ya.

Roman cardo at Jerash. Hands down the second most amazing ruins in Jordan (next to Petra!).


Brock's volleyball games at the University of Jordan, Ajloun, Umm Qais, George's baptism, carving watermelons instead of pumpkins for Halloween, and a fun Halloween party at our church.

Only in Jordan would Brock play outside hitter.

Beautiful Ajloun!

Is he fine or is he fine? And by fine I mean fiiiiiiiiine.

Umm Qais chat overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

Happy Halloween!


Karak, Petra, and Wadi Rum! Karoke and BBQ with friends, Iraq al-Amir again with Fareed, Weston, and Kami, Madaba again, horse "riding" and witch doctor with Fareed, Saturday morning football games with the study abroad gang, dinner in Zarqa with Hussein's family again, started hanging out with Hana and Israa, Ma'in hot water springs outside of Amman, the Citadel, and an amazing Thanksgiving potluck dinner with everyone on the study abroad!


The Monastery at Petra.

The Treasury at Petra.

Desert cruisin'!

Camel rides in Wadi Rum.

No better way to start a Saturday!

Fun times with Hussein and his family!


Learned how to cook mansaf in As-Salt with my friend Noor, outings to Abdoun Circle, final goodbyes to friends, visiting (and sometimes teaching....) my friend Hana's phonetics class, Jericho, Masada, Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, Ein Gev, Tiberias, Capernum, Jerusalem, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall (ringing in shabbat!), the Old City, Bethlehem, Cesearea, the Temple Mount, Dead Sea scrolls at the Israel Museum, Bethany and the tomb of Lazarus, the Separation Wall, the West Bank, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Sderot, Yad Vashem, Jaffa.

Brock and Fareed.

Saying goodbye to Hana and my friends from her phonetics class!

Overlooking the Mediterranean in Akko.

An evening in the Galilee with Weston and Kami.

In front of the Western Wall.

The Old City.

The Dome of the Rock.

The Separation Wall between Jerusalem and the West Bank.

In Sderot--a city about a mile and a half away from Gaza that absorbs a lot of rocket fire.

Sunset over the Mediterranean in Jaffa.

A game of backgammon in downtown Jaffa.

And finally . . . AMERICA! We've had a wonderful time spending Christmas with the Boyces in Huntington Beach and are excited for new beginnings!


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