Day 2 of Impostor’s trip to Jordan with Mummy, they went to the Baptism Site at River Jordan.
If it was me instead of cardboard two-dimensional Impostor, I think I would have been dunked! Phew!
It was a long travelling day – again! They left beautiful PetraAnd drove through miles and milesOf changing landscapes before arriving at AqabaAt the Red Sea they looked across the vary large lake and waved “Shalom” to Israel!
They drove up to a high point to have lunch at Panorama …After the scenic photos were taken Mummy saw these three cats prancing aroundKeeping an eye on her food! And as they were leaving the place –There were four puppies playing by the road side! The closer they got to Amman, they saw quite a few strays or maybe they were just taking time off from not shepherding sheep. Like these guys.
It was actually very sweet that Mummy’s driver who himself is afraid of dogs, but not Impostor, because he was bitten by one when he was six years old. Over the last few days, he had picked up that Mummy loves dogs. They were driving along when he braked and started to reverse. He told Mummy that there’s a photo she would like to take – and it was those five dogs – they looked like a family. The big dog started barking at them and then they all ran in between the gap into the farm where they live. They were on the road to The Baptism Site at River Jordan –
They had to walk through this Russian Orthodox Church and Pilgrimage HotelOn the other side of this building is the part of River Jordan where Jesus was baptised.As Impostor looked on worried that she might get dunked!
Just on the other bank of the river, behind the greens – is Israel. In fact, when we went up the steps again, we looked over into the neighbouring country.We went inside the very ornate Russian Orthodox ChurchTo light candles –Mummy lit one for the hoomans in the surrounding countries – for that very elusive thing called “peace” may one day soon be upon them.
May’s comment: I came to Jordan for one purpose – to visit Petra and then discovered there’s so much here. Just super crazy thinking that we walked the earth that Jesus Christ once did. Wonder what he thinks of all the commercialism around him. 🙂