Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert

I spent five months in Israel, and, if you've been following my blog, you'll know I spent some of that time in the desert. I think everyone should spend time in the desert at some point in their lives; it's a great escape, one you won't forget anytime soon.

This trip we went down to the southernmost point of Israel, to the city of Eilat and it's surrounding deserts and mountains. We played in sand dunes, hiked ancient mountains, and spent time by the sea. 

I'm back in the States now, but trips like these are one of the things I'll miss most about Israel.

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Just hanging out with some wild gazelles

Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

Jesse decided to roll down the dune.

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Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

Falling up the dunes

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Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

Emptying out our shoes

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Looking out over the mountains of Jordan

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Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

Watching the sun set over Egypt

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Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

We went on a steep hike, but the view from the top was worth it.

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There were a lot of people flying kites at the top of this mountain.

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Can you tell I was relieved to finally make it to the top?

Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net
Dunes for Days: One Last Trip to the Desert | mysticsister.net

We hiked up a mountain and hiked down to the beach. Pretty great, if you ask me.

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