2/28/12  Sorry we’ve been so neglectful in keeping you, our friends and family so far behind in our journey!  Since our last entry we went south to Acaba, Israel, Chuck recovered from his bronchitis and then we crossed the Jordan border. We stayed in Petra to see the area where Raiders of the Lost Ark was filmed. The pictures here do not do the area justice. It was one of the most spectacular geological sights we’ve seen! We continued north along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea passing by Lot’s wife who had been turned into a pillar of salt, then on to the place Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. We stayed a few nights in Madaba before flying out of the Amman airport to meet Gary and Felecia in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia on Jan. 20. The Jordanian people were very friendly and it was a pleasant break from the spiritual oppression of Israel!