We were told by the customer service people on the ship that those of us who were disembarking would be the first off the ship once it docked (NOT!). We waited and waited and waited for over three hours as people kept saying "another 20 minutes."
Finally, we got our passports returned to us so we could leave the ship, met up at the bus station at Aqaba and saw the site of the first Christian church,
|Sign letting us know this is the site of the first Christian Church|
|The remains of the church|
|Remains of the Roman wall near the Christian Church site in Aqaba|
We then headed by rental car to Petra, stopping at the Humayma archeological site.
|Lone donkey visiting the Humayma site while we were there|
|Mountains from which water (at a trickle) was drawn for the Humayma fort|
|John, Dennis and Rob|
|Humayma complete with litter in the foreground|
On the way between Humayma and Petra, we stopped at what Rob called his favorite view. He was obviously not the one person who liked the view since there was a gas station and gift shop set up in a wide spot of the road.
|Linda and John taking pictures, Rob enjoying the view|
We arrived at Petra, checked in to the Petra Moon Hotel, had dinner at the hotel, then headed to bed to rest up for our trek through the Petra historical site tomorrow.