This is Sydney’s Mom. I must apologize on the delay in getting this posted, as we had a tragedy…I accidentally overwrote Sydney’s blog with my own. Now on to the post.
I just got back from Wadi Rum. I have decided to tell you a little about Wadi Rum. Here are just a couple facts about Wadi Rum:
- Rum means elevation.
- Wadi Rum is also known as the valley of the moon.
- Wadi Rum is in Jordan.
- Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Now on to the adventure.
When we came to Wadi Rum we rode camels for 3 hours. We stopped at a nice little spot and had a delicious lunch. We got back on our camels and started riding again. Like an hour later we arrived to camp.
We had a yummy dinner at the camp. The dinner was cooked underground. We had chicken and rice with pita bread and humus. We had a nice night. I learned how to count and write my numbers in Arabic. I slept in a tent. When we woke up we had a gorgeous breakfast of pita bread, humus, and cheese.
Then we went on a jeep ride. We were going to this rock bridge when our guide asked, “Want to drive?” I said, “Yes” thinking I would pretend to drive. I was wrong. The guide started the car and I drove it by myself with help. I did a blind corner all by myself. We were going about 20 or maybe even 25 miles an hour.
We also found a skeleton of a camel and stopped the car. It had some leather on it. Our guide did a little dentist work and pried out 2 of the camel’s teeth. The teeth are really cool. The guide also showed me these cute little baby camels. I managed to get one of the baby camels to eat out of my hand. The others were too shy. My favorite camel was the one that ate out of my hand. I named it “Jewel.” I also got to herd goats. It was fun.
Now you know all about my adventures in Wadi rum.
What a wonderful and great adventure. It’s like reading a story book with all your fantastic adventures. I think about you all the time and love and miss you, Sydney.
Wow! Sydney! What a lucky girl you are. You’d never have that kind of experience sitting in a classroom! I love the smile on your face as you’re driving the jeep. That must have been really fun!
I think you should think about writing a children’s book about a young girl traveling the world and all her exciting adventures! You can title it, “Where’s Sydney?”
What wonderful adventures! Camping in the desert sounds great and I would love to see some baby camels! How exciting that you got to drive. Was it scary?
I love baby animals – I don’t know which one’s cuter, the baby goat or camel! Sounds like you had an action-packed time, well done on the driving 🙂