We hopped into a Hertz car and drove to the Dead Sea. The hotels were full with Israelis celebrating their day off with salty waters, buffets and every other family in the country. We nestled our way into the all-inclusive hotel’s beach – past the McDonald’s, Croc Shop and stalls with inflated pink rubber boats and hid under the shade on the beach beds.
The digital sign on the beach showed 37 degrees and the water was like jumping into one of my baths back home with way too much baby oil. Swimming with the backdrop of Jordan I just wanted to keep going all the way to Petra and beyond. I love road trips.