Saturday, October 22, 2011

Madabat It. But just Umm Qeiss, we've moved.

We've been relocated! 

Due to the constant commotion in the apartments surrounding us on all sides, it was decided that Kirk and I should be moved. The non stop traffic of fancy loud cars passing by our window late into the night, and the pitter patter of high heels running across our heads at 2am, and the slamming of iron gates outside our door,  all took a toll on our sleep.

"We don't want you to be Madabat it," they said to us, " but we've found a place we think you might like better. You should get more rest and it's up higher than you were at street level."

Dead Sea

"Here are a few of the maps. They should be easy to follow."
Holy Land and Egypt


"You can get there by either the camel limousine service we have...

...or there is the new twin engine straight shot plane waiting to shuttle you."

Should you get lost on your way, you could either stay in Moab, ...

 ...or we have candles to light the way."

Well, as soon as word got out, everyone wanted our new dwelling! 

 Griff and Esther thought they should get it.  Just "Umm Qeiss" there was more Arabic spoken there.

Nicole and Raagé believed it should belong to them because Raagé looks most Arab.

Then Stacy and Jacob piped in, "Hey look at us! We are already dressed for it."
 Jacob gave us the double victory sign because he thought they were a shoe-in.

Seth secretly climbed up the hill and hollered over to us, "Possession is nine tenths of the law!"

Kirk had to call in a police officer, who quickly decided he would take care of everything.

Kirk was sad, but felt comforted as his friend, the driver sat down and put his arm around him.

Linn put her foot down and said, "The one with the red pants wins."

Then Esther peaked around the corner grinning and said, "That's what you think!"

 Nicole decided she would settle the matter with a simple game of elimination.
"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe."
But only those with the coolest Chaco's could play.

By now the caretaker was getting frustrated. He sat and thought about it for a long, long time. 
 In fact, he pondered until the sun set over Jerusalem.

Then he had a great idea! He stretched his arm out over the Sea of Galilee exclaiming,   "Look, there's room for everyone. Can't we all just get along?"

We put our heads together and agreed that he was right.

Brock and Kristi were tickled with the basement.

Bay was happy to have the view.

Griffin and Esther discussed it into the night... and finally settled on the view over the Golan Heights.

  We all love it here!

Natural Lighting
Vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting in the ground
Brick oven
Sky light

The place could use a little work,...

...but with a view of The Sea of Galilee and The Golan Heights, we'd rather it stay just like it is.

1 comment:

  1. Makes me homesick. Loved the pictures and your travel log.