Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

This evening we took a Gett (like Uber) car to the Palestinian border by Bethlehem.  We were dropped off by the border crossing and after showing our passports, we left Israel and entered Palestine through a no man’s land that … Continue reading

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On the Road to Petra

Here’s what it looked like as we drove to Petra from Wadi Rum this morning.  It was dry and rocky, but cool and overcast. These tour groups are sure to stop along the way for breaks (and they hope we’ll … Continue reading

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A Night in a Bedouin Camp

Last night we came to this interesting Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum.  Wadi is the word for “valley” and this desert park was filled with valleys and mountains and so much sand.  It’s also filled with tourist camps.  The rooms … Continue reading

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Our Trip into Jordan

We flew from Dusseldorf to Istanbul to Tel Aviv, arriving late at night.  We had to be in front of a particular hotel at 2:00 a.m. to catch a bus that would take us and others through the night, across … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum in Jordan

Here’s where this National Park is located in the south of Jordan close to Saudi Arabia: This desert place is where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed as well as some of the Star Wars films and part of Disney’s Aladdin.  … Continue reading

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Claire and Graham in Düsseldorf

Here are a few pics just to document the place where Claire and Graham have lived these last 3 months.  Today they fit ALL of their stuff into 2 suitcases, 2 carry-on bags, and 2 backpacks.  We fit a bit … Continue reading

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In the Meantime–Bamako Friends at the Accra Temple!

This also happened today–some of our dearest friends received their temple blessings.  This group traveled from Bamako to Accra, Ghana with Elder Parsons who took our place with his wife after we left. Biggo and Valerie were endowed and their … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf, Köln, and more Christmas Markets

Here’s a look at Dusseldorf where Claire and Graham have lived these last 3 months.  We spent a week here with them, walking all over town and eating lots of delicious German food.  It’s so fun to feel Christmas in … Continue reading

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Visiting Ad & Marjo Rietveld in Holland

One of the highlights of our first week was driving into the Nederlands to visit our dear friends, Ad & Marjo Rietveld and their daughter, Susan and her 2 girls.  John and Ad worked together for many years at WordPerfect.  … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf’s Christmas Markets

After arriving in Düsseldorf this afternoon, the first thing Claire and Graham wanted to show us was one of the Christmas Markets here.  We bundled up and set off on a walk to see what we could see.  Oh, what … Continue reading

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