Warning: Camel Crossing (A camel may deem it necessary to cross at any time…)


 Camels. Most people don’t really seem too fond of them. In fact, they are a strange sight in the western world. And, unfortunately for me, when I mention to people that camels are my favorite animals, they give me rather strange looks. The other week, when I went to a play that actually marched a camel across the stage, everyone went crazy afterwards, running to see the camel. In the Middle East, they are a little more common. On my last trip to Jordan, I was thrilled to get the chance to go on a road trip from Amman to Aqaba. Once we got out of city limits, I took up my watch. A couple of hours went by and, much to my dismay, no camels. Then, when we seemed to literally be out in the middle of nowhere, I saw a road sign…that had a camel crossing the road. A CAMEL CROSSING SIGN?!? Yes. A camel crossing sign. Needless to say, I was thrilled! And then, we actually drove by some camels grazing. (The high point of my trip!) 

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