I often wonder what my children will remember about our travels. And even if they don’t remember everything, I hope that traveling will give them a natural curiosity about the world, especially when we visit awe-inspiring places like Petra, Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Treasury, Petra, Jordan
Here’s what I’d like….
I’d like them to remember walking to the city, through the red sandstone gorge.
I’d like them to remember that Petra was an important trading city, a crossroads for caravans traveling between Arabia, Egypt, the Mediterranean, Africa, and even India.
I’d like them to remember that even though it is located in a desert, the Nabataean Arabs had an efficient dam system that provided water for the entire city.
I’d like them to remember that many of the caves were used as tombs.
I’d like them to remember the incredible architecture.
But then, I have to be realistic and admit that what they will probably remember about Petra is that it had very cool rocks and lots of red dirt to play with.