Sunday, July 10, 2011

Back to the Dead Sea

Hey, can you blame us? It's less than an hour away. So when some friends decided to spend the night there over the weekend, we jumped at the chance and went with them. We stayed at the Dead Sea Marriott, which was at 100% capacity, but somehow didn't feel overfull (not a paid ad! I just happen to love it there). (I think perhaps it didn't feel too full because there was a large regional meeting taking place at the hotel, so the people in those rooms weren't all at the pool with 25 screaming children apiece.) (wow! that's a lot of parenthetical statements! and exclamation points!)

This was the view from our hotel room. Nice, huh?

The water slide was the big attraction of the day. See the umbrella way up there? That's the top of the slide. And you can see the bottom of the slide on the right side of the photo. It curves around behind those trees before shooting them out into the pool.

Unfortunately, we didn't get any shots of Shay on the slide. But we did get the other three. That's right: even Ainsley went on the slide. She put her floaties on her arms and slid down, over and over and over. No fear at all, that girl.

And here's a shot of the sunset, also taken from our room. I wasn't there at the time. We scored a couple of free passes to the spa, so while Bart watched the kids, my friend and I hung out in the steam room and the jacuzzi. We missed the sunset, but I'd say we still had fun.

We're back at work in Amman today, where the temperature is hovering right around 100 degrees. I guess summer is really here.


Connie said... [Reply]

Looks like you had a lovely visit! I love the slide photos! (and the sunset too!) (more parens for you)(!)

Elaine said... [Reply]

It was 105 here today. Trade ya!

Heather Dray said... [Reply]

Super jealous! (Even though there was no running involved - haha!) Glad you got to hit the spa. Every Momma deserves a day to do so!

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