In December my mother-in-law came to live with us for about 2 months. For some people this may invoke the desire to move to Syria, civil war and all, but not me. Luckily, I have a great mother-in-law.
She didn’t want to do much sightseeing while she was in Jordan, but we did manage to take her to see some of the main highlights. I made a little video about going to some of the sites.
My favorite part was getting her to ride a camel in Petra. I kept asking her if she wanted to ride a camel or donkey because you actually have to walk pretty far if you want to see most of the sites. She replied that she could live a happy life without having ridden a camel. That may be true, but if you get a chance to ride a camel–in Petra–you should take it.
Petra is an out-and-back hike. You hike downhill one way. Then you have to turn around and hike back the way you came. My mother-in-law and I had walked about 2 kilometers down into Petra. Then came time to hike back out. Honestly, I was a little worried about her walking another 2 kilometers. She is 81 afterall. So I told her she had no choice. She had to ride a camel or an ambulance. She chose the camel and had a great time. I hope you can tell how much fun she had in the video.