I'm loving my new Mac, but struggling to figure out how to use iPhoto with blogger. I'm sure it'll be great once I get it figured out, but for now, I'm just going to toss some unedited photos up here and see how it goes.
On Saturday we drove west-ish, exploring a little. We drove through Wadi al Seer, which is a really just a suburb of Amman, located to the west of the 8th circle. Another 10 miles or so past that, on a narrow winding road ("I'm gonna be carsick," everyone complained), we arrived at the tiny town of Iraq al Ameer. But still we kept going, for maybe another mile, until the road dead-ended at Qasr al Abd, which I'm told means "Castle of the Slave."
It was built around 200 BC, so it's amazing that it's still there. And it's absolutely in the middle of nowhere - there are guys tending fields and herding goats right alongside it. We were the only tourists there, which meant we got the full attention of the toothless old gatekeeper.
I don't know much about it, but it made for an interesting drive into an area that looks nothing like our part of town, yet is only 30 minutes away.