A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
He he... That's one of my favorite lines from Muppet Treasure Island...
But, this has nothing to do with muppets and everything to do with dead stuff! :) Well, not really dead things, either. Just a big Dead Sea!
We made some big plans with some friends, packed our bags and headed down to the Dead Sea for Thanksgiving this year! We ate our big traditional dinner the night before (on Josh's birthday!) and then took off Thanksgiving morning for a fun romp at the sea, some swimming, some relaxing, and some fun with friends! :)
We made many forays to the hotel pool where the kids were fish! :) They had such a ball--and the view of the dead sea and the mountains on the Israel side was SO beautiful! (The pictures, of course, don't do it justice since it was pretty cloudy...) My favorite was Andrew, though, as he would climb up the side of the jacuzzi, make friends with whomever was in there, then jump off the edge of the jacuzzi into the big pool! He got away with it a few times before the life guard had to tell him to stop...Ha!!
We took some time to float in the Dead Sea... That water is SO COOL!! You can SEE that it's a salt and water solution--the water looks almost greasy! It feels thick, sort of like unset jello, and you really do float like a cork! I can't wait to do it again! (Of course, poor Josh and Claire with their eczema...that wasn't so nice...)
Peter refused to get into the water. He had a great time, though, playing in the rocks on the shore! He is a little climber! So, really, he had the best day ever! :)
It was sure funny to watch him clamber over the rocks and giggle and squeal over the different colors and fun times he was having all by himself!
At the end of our lovely day there, we took the time to walk around the hotel and the beach area of the sea and watch the sun set. It was SO lovely and peaceful! The colors were gorgeous and we enjoyed our evening walk together.
I got some cool shots from the car...our first view of the dead sea, the sign that shows the turn-off for the baptism site, some cool buildings, a bedouin camp...and then some cool pics of the Israeli mountains across from us.
Overall, it was a great trip. We really enjoyed our stay at a really cool landmark! We'll definitely go back again!
Who Am I?
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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