Oct 25 - Yesterday we drove from Aqaba to the Dead Sea, stopping for lunch at the Dead Sea Panorama, a relatively new exhibit about the area.
This morning we went to Bethany to see the Baptism Site of John and Jesus. This is a monastery at the Hill of Elijah. You can still see some of the mosaics.
This afternoon we are treating ourselves to a massage in the spa, and then we will take a dip in the Dead Sea. Tomorrow morning, at a ridiculously early hour, we shall head back to the US. The trip has been fantastic, due in large part, I think, to our phenomenal guide Ra'ed, and to the wonderful Jordanian people that we have met on the way. It is an experience that I will treasure. I will close with a picture of the Jordan River.