Petra is one of those mystical-magical places that, even with our modern jaded overexposure, never fails to amaze. A small group of us had the opportunity to take a quick trip here after our meetings, and I came away with a small mountain of photos. (Imagine your complete and total lack of surprise.)
Today's first batch is just from the first few moments of waking up at the Petra Marriott, which is about 10 minutes away from the archeological site. Even the views from our room were stunning. We'd arrived late the previous night and hadn't had a chance to appreciate the delicious vistas of the Petra Valley.
Normally waking up before sunrise is not my jam. I got over that. The baklava tray helped.
The misty-mountain-hop quality of the light...
Gradually began to warm up...
It always amazes me to see plants growing under such austere conditions.
Bit of a lonely outpost, but the view beats cubeville anyday!
Just a few minutes' difference made dramatic changes in the scenery...
Oktapodi is awake and ready to see Petra!
Er mah gerrrrrrd, soooooo many more pics of Petra to come. Meanwhile, for more fabulous travel snaps, check out Delicious Baby's Photo Friday.
Also, I'm still working on restoring the site after our recent crashitude, so not all pics have been uploaded and a few bits & pieces need to be tidied up. Do peruse the other Jordan blog posts, though! And thanks for your patience.