When we went down to the Dead Sea Museum, we passed the Amman Beach! I glanced at it and it looked pretty cool, so I made a mental note to go back again. We finally did it and it was so fun! Not the best place for a picnic (the Dead Sea Flies are relentless!!!!!!!!!!!), so eat in your car on the way there or back, but the place is all sand (even though the sand is pretty hard and not good for sand castles) and you can go out really far in the water! There is plenty of room, showers and changing rooms...AND there are two large pools you can swim in after you dunk in the sea! Peter ended up going to a friend's house for the day, so I took the three older kids and we had a ball! They all floated around in the water and marveled at the sheer amount of salt! We talked about the difference between that water and regular water and why nothing can live at the dead sea (hence the name). The funniest was after they had dunked themselves in the freezing cold swimming pool (the sea was warm and wonderful--it was 25C/75F and sunny--a perfect day!!!) and they were warming up on some beach chairs. A group of Arab teenagers came by and asked if they could take some pictures (we get that a lot--Jordanians LOVE kids--especially blond ones!!) so they posed with the kids and took pictures and kissed the kids! I thought it was hilarious. Claire didn't really think so. He he he... It was a lovely day and a perfect outing!
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As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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by Dan Brown
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I loved this book. I'm a sucker for fairy tales/fantasy. This was so well written! I can't wait to read all the rest of her books!
I'm reading this one again. I liked it the first time I read it. I'm still liking it for the second time around. I like all of Shannon Hales' books. **Still lots of fun the second time around! I do like this book for a comfortable...