Friday, March 02, 2012

21 Things you don't see in America:

Consider this your "teaser" of things to come, friends! I will get to the rest of our trip this week! In the meantime, here's a look at things you don't see everyday-scratch that-ANY America!

Appetizers that look like this:

Fifteen foot tall walls topped with barbed wire to keep the Arabs out:

Olive trees that were around when Jesus walked the earth...

You know you're in a safe neighborhood when UN vehicles abound.

Monks marching their way to church.

Pray continually, and don't forget your M-5, or M-7...whatever. Don't forget your weapon.

Bodies of water where sinking is NOT an option!

Salt piled along said lakes...

Aquaducts, be it Roman or any other kind...

Someone shaving lamb off a stake so they can throw it in a pita and call it "Schwarma."

Places where Jesus actually walked.

Meet the animal that moves with cat-like agility, looks like a large rodent and climbs trees like a monkey.


A man who was born in a cave cooking lunch over a fire with a cigarette hanging from his lips.

An old bedouin man trying to sell you stuff he "dug out of the ground."

Friendly, Bedouin camel shepherds.

The colors of Jordan flying high.

Any of the seven wonders of the world.

A place from which you can see four countries on a clear day: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel and Egypt.

Mine fields.

Camel Crossing signs.

1 comment:

Erin Runkles said...

OOHHHHHHH!!!!! How nostalgic you're making me!! I want to go again!! Can our next cruise be one to Israel?? ;-)