It took a long time, but I’ll admit it: I was a little tired today. Not even that tired because of lack of sleep (I actually got to bed before 11:30!), but just tired of touring in general—it does get a little laborious after awhile. As a result, I will be brief: we visited another mosque, another archaeological dig site, another museum filled with really old stuff, etc… I was just restless. Nothing was just “wow, cool!” at the beginning of the day. But then we went to a temple dedicated to Hercules which was cool, as well as one of the most important sites in all Christiandom! That’s right, the last two popes have come out and said it: they have found the site where Jesus was baptized! We visited Bethbara, “beyond Jordan.” I read some scriptures and touched the river Jordan. The drive home from there was short… and since this was our last major trip… everyone was talking about what they were going to do when they got *home*. Ahhhhhhhh! 
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The Abdullah Mosque
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The temple to Hercules
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The oldest fresco in the world
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The Jordan river at Bethbara
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I put my hand in and got a bottle for good measure.
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A Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to commemorating Our Lord’s baptism
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On the bus ride home, my friends gave me this hat and told me to make an angry face.

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