Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Who Has Four Hours To Spare?

Definitely not my husband. So when he was asked to attend some meetings with a few VIPs down at the port in Aqaba - a four-hour drive away - I'm not entirely certain he was thrilled.

Until, that is, the people he was supposed to meet with offered up their helicopter.

You see, you can only make the drive to-and-from Aqaba in daylight hours, unless you want to risk crashing into a flock of sheep that has been bedded down on the highway for the night. So you have to spend the night - which is kind of crazy if you only have a few hours' worth of meetings and a full day of work back at the Embassy.

Instead of driving, Bart and his colleagues went to the airport and hopped on a police helicopter for the 1 1/4 hour flight - directly over the Dead Sea, straight across Petra, and on to the airport in Aqaba.

I am beyond jealous. How cool would that be, to fly right over Petra?

I wonder if he could convince them to fly the whole family down the next time he has meetings. Though I imagine my kids would find plenty to fight about even with such a quick journey....


Jill said... [Reply]

LOVE it! Great photos. Would you please have your husband remind my husband to take photos of his helo rides? Seriously - they're too cool!

Daniela Swider said... [Reply]

Yeah, I agree, way cool!!

Vicki said... [Reply]

Bart looks like the consummate Secret Agent man and with you the International Super Model, what a pair! Cue the Bondian music!

Nomads By Nature said... [Reply]

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