Welcome to the Kingdom

Daily life here? Not too bad. It reminds me a bit of Basic Training in the Army during the 80's. Take away the bunk beds, but add social media so if drama erupts, everyone knows about it.  I do seem to find plenty of time for travel and making cheesy movies, though, so it all balances out.

A year's worth of friends and adventure: Kingdom Life


Hollah! Mada'in Saleh

Hike, sweat, climb, repeat. 

Our weekend girls camping trip* to Mada'in Saleh, a pre-Islamic archeological site in Saudi Arabia, was amazing! (A-MAY-ZING!).

*These are not words I've ever used together. Or separately. 

I've seen photos of the ancient city of Petra carved into the rocks in Jordan, but the Nabataean civilization existed further south, into the Al Madinah region, and became Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Though I lived in Southern Alabama for over ten years, I'm reasonably sure being outside when it's 117 degrees Fahrenheit surpasses any heat index I've ever felt. And when you think you couldn't possibly get any hotter? Throw on a black polyester abaya to hold in all your body heat from the neck down.

Watch my movie trailer:  Mada'in Saleh. 
Trust me, there will be way less sweat involved this way.