|The first excitment of the morning was opening my suitcase. Much to my surprise it was clear that someone else had beat me to opening it. I discovered I was missing things - chocolate bars, adapters, my Swiss Army knife, flashlight and one of the 4 bags to my toiletries kit! They missed one of the 12 chocolate bars that I had brought for Lori. Oh well I guess it could have been worse. The good news I can finally change my clothes - fortunately I had packed a couple of outfits and my bathing suit in my carry on luggage.
We ventured off to see sight of Amman. Our first stop was Citadel Hill or Jebel al-Qala'a which is the highest point of Amman and is where the firt inhabitants of the area lived. The Citadel provides a great view of the city and the Roman Amphitheatre below. The theatre was carved out in the 2nd centrury to accommoate 6000 spectators. It has been restored and is now used for concerts.
We also went to the Jordan River Valley Foundation which is an organization for the sale of traditional crafts made by Jordian women and is a project of current Queen Rania.
Next stop was lunch on Rainbow Street. Today it was Shwarma which was chicken sliced off a spit and stuffed in a wrap - again very cheap. Then we went downtown for shopping in traditional shops. The streets were interesting especially the caged birds, colored chicks, small bunnies and fish flapping on the sidewalk. All in all a great day and lots to see. It's amazing how hilly this city of almost 2 million is. The mostly flat roofed white buildings provide an interesting site.
Back to our great hosts - Lori and Pat. Pat had made a great Easter dinner and we enjoyed a visit from Eileen, one of the teachers from Lori's school who had visited Canada last year.