Sunday, February 16, 2014

Discover Oman 2014-- Jebel Akhdar

Every year, the kids at my children's school go on a 'Discover Oman' trip.  There are several choices of trips.  Last year Austin went on a camel trek and Savannah went to Jebel Akhdar.  Well, this year, they both went to Jebel Akhdar.  Savannah enjoyed it so much last year that she wanted to go again.  I gave both of them the task of taking pictures for my blog.  Just for the record, Austin is better at picture-taking than Savannah is.  :)

Austin taking a picture as they arrived. The weather on the first day was not ideal.  It was rainy and very cool.  The nights got downright cold, below freezing!

The sun is trying to shine through.

Austin and Savannah

Day two.  Oh, what a difference a day makes!  The kids spent three mights on the mountain, and went hiking and exploring during the days.

These were not easy hikes.

My favorite picture!

Austin's selfie expression.

Now we come to Savannah's pictures.

They explored one of the abandoned villages in the area.  These villages usually have no access by roads or vehicles.  They were inhabited until the 1970's!

Austin told me he was throwing rocks into this sinkhole.  He heard his rock hit something metal.  He was telling his teacher about it, and his reply?  Probably an unexploded mine. ... good to know.

Um, another one of Austin's pictures.

My kids had a great time on their trip to Jebel Akhdar.  But the night he got home, Austin said, "I am glad to be clean, full, and warm!"  Always a good thing.  

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