Wednesday, October 1, 2008

how i got my name

To answer your questions about food in this distant land, Motch liked the ice cream and desserts. The falafel is a favorite, and it's the Israeli's version of our hamburger. The tour took them all around Israel and then into Jordan, where they spent a day in Petra. Petra is a special place to me because it's how I got my name. Since Petra is known as the rose red city, and I have a lot of brindle in my coat, I was named after this place that rocks! So let me tell you about Petra...

To get into this ancient city, you can either ride a horse or walk to the main entrance.
It's about a mile downhill walk to the entrance.
An earthquake split the mountain and opened up a pathway to get to city. It's a twisty and narrow road . Petra is known as the rose red city because of its beautiful rock colors.
At the end of the road, this is what you see as you step out.
The Treasury! Does this look familiar to any of you Indiana Jones fans? Nothing in Petra was built, it was all hand carved, including this structure. Amazing, isn't it?
Standing in the Treasury, you can see where the last picture was taken, at the entrance (or exit since there is only one way in and out of Petra).
Petra is a huge place and there are lots of things to see and explore. Motch and PA walked up to the High Place where sacrifices were once made. It was over 700 steps up. In this picture, they're making their way back down.
Motch took a zillion pictures here, but I won't bore you with them. There were lots of things to buy, and Motch spotted this item. She placed my picture right where it belonged, dead-center.
What do you think? Am I special or what?
Back at the hotel, a man made sand art, and PA bought one that says "Petra". Unfortunately, it broke on the way home, which made PA sad and made Motch mad because there was very fine red sand everywhere in the suitcase.
So that ends my story of the recent trip, and the memories are fun to share. Thanks for listening!

And now it's time to focus on the present.

THE CUBS PLAY TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!! Where's my jersey? I'm gonna wear it even if it kills me!


Bobo the Boston Terrier said...

My mom is obsessed with Jewish culture.

What a nut she is!

Eduardo said...

Petra is beautiful! I see why your pawrents named you that! Sorry your sand art broke:(
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Such beauty. And to know how old it is. That has always amazed me...old things, and REALLY old things are soo fascinating. Since Motch like antiques, we will have to get some more pictures of some things we have.
Muuaah Petra.

FleasGang said...

Thanks for sharing. It was totally cool. Isn't the Treasury the hiding place of the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones? That's one of our favorite movies :-)


Moco said...

We loved the pictures of the trip. We could look at them every day. We feel that it is fitting that someone carve your likeness into the rocks of Petra.
Go Cubbies. We are wanting them to go all the way. Get out the jersey, pronto.

Beckett said...


If something happens to the Red Sox we are cheering for the Cubbies (unless what happens to the Red Sox *is* the Cubbies). You look so cute in your jersey. I hope my mom doesn't put that stupid t-shirt on me again, though.


Asta said...

Thewe is no doubt about awe vewy special!!!!
That looks like a bootiful and vewy intewesting place..hope you find youw jewsey
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said...

goodness gravy the cubs are not doing well :( I promise I will try to snuggle Tanner if you think it will help. GO CUBS GO!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petra!
Thanks for telling us the story about Petra! Beautiful.
Good luck to the Cubs!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome trip and your photo got to travel there too. :)

~ Girl girl

Molly the Airedale said...

That was one fabulous trip and the chance of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing all the pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mack said...

Those are some awesome pics Petra!

And of course you are VERY special miss P!

Lady Kaos said...

Wow, Petra is a beautiful city. The story of how you got your name is great.

Jen and Suki said...

Petra, that is so special! I love this story!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Whoa...that is an awesome trip that your Mom and PA had! Love the gorgeous photos of fact, I love all the photos of Israel! Wish I could go there, but Mom said we couldn't for some reason...=( She said we're not allowed...o.O"