Saturday, March 1, 2008

Umm Qais

Our first day of Sping Break we drove way up North near the Syria border to an old Roman town called Umm Qais. It is a lot like Jerash, but smaller.




We had a lot of fun climbing around in the Amphitheater.






The town is still being excavated. This is the second Amphitheater, but as you can see it is covered in grass. You can still see the shape and the arched entrances in the back.

We ran into several little lizard things crawling around all over. Daniel loved to look from a distance as you will see later.


Here we have encountered a BEETLE. It is the small black dot by the post. As you can see, my adventerous child is getting a pretty good look--from a far.


This is the egde of the town over looking Syria. It is too bad it is such a hazy day, because the Sea of Galilee is in the distance. It would have been a georgous picture on a better day.


This is Leylah when we first started out!
This is Leylah by the time we finished!
This is Leylah while we ate lunch. You can see all her new teeth really well. She is our little vampire because she is getting her side teeth on top before her middle ones.

1 comment:

Super Angie said...

She is just a doll! Love that smile with two teeth. :)

This place looks like you could explore it forever and not get borred.