We arrived in Amman, Jordan this evening around 5 pm and proceeded to our accommodations in the city as the sun was setting. It was truly an Arabian night as the sun set on the city and was dark before 6:30 pm.
Our trip was pleasant all around. We spent Tuesday afternoon and evening suspended in time, in the JFK airport. We have a most congenial group, and of course, our fearless leaders, Don and Rick, so we just simply enjoyed our time "waiting". We boarded the flight right on time and were in the air by 11:15 pm. There were lots of empty seats so many were able to spread out and find a comfortable spot and most of us caught at least a few winks of sleep. As we arrived to local Jordan time of 5 pm, we were still a little short on sleep, but bright eyed nonetheless.
Ann and Gordon kept us entertained as we went thru security clearances, as they were always singled out for "searches; we weren't sure if it was due to the extra metal they carry in their knees or maybe they just looked a little "shady-er" than the rest of us? :) (Nah, if there is one thing Ann and Gordon are not...it's definitely NOT shady!)
We had the luxury of watching a Jordanian wedding processional as it entered the hotel, with the traditional ceremonial dancing and singing! This was a true highlight for us; while we watched from the mezzanine above the lovely bride and handsome groom with their families, slowly danced their way into the reception hall. The processional lasted close to an hour and it was mesmerizing to watch them. We are quite sure that Don and Ricky picked up some wonderful ideas to incorporate into their next wedding ceremony.......!:)
So friends and family we are all alive and well in Jordan! We will travel by bus to Tiberius in the Galilee tomorrow so wake up time is O"dark thirty for us (6:00am). We are all off to bed now and a good nights' sleep!