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Days 379,383-394: Jordan

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Amman, Jerash, Dead Sea, Madaba, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba

Who has seen the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie and not wanted to come to Jordan? Petra alone is worth the trip.
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Days 380-382: Jerusalem

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

We weren’t planning on visiting Jerusalem on this trip. But we saw how close it was to Amman, then Marcus saw a picture of the Dome of the Rock, and Kelly really wanted a bagel, so we went.

Sure, the government travel warnings actually had us a tad worried for the first time on the trip. So we made it a quick trip in-and-out (3 nights). Just enough to see some of the holiest sites of the three largest monothesistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).
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Day 394: We’ve Got a Nephew!

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
We've joined the aunt and uncle club with the arrival of Jack Thomas. Marcus' brother Jon and sister-in-law Kim (who did the real work) gave birth to a strapping young 8 pound, 2 ounce Jack on May 6th. New mom ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 372: Syrian Bugs

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
How can one place have so many cool bugs? These were taken in one day at Apamea. Marcus thinks he may have a career as a bug photographer. Just a bunch of bug pics without commentary. blackonrock.jpg[Continue reading this entry]

Days 368-378: Syria

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
Despite its runner-up status in the administration's "Axis of Evil", we decided to visit Syria. Every traveller who's been to the place has had nothing but good things to say about the Syrians. So with that and Marcus' ... [Continue reading this entry]