Leo Laporte

Modern Nabataeans

1 November 2019 Gulf of Aqaba

Dear friends,

Petra is something. A 2000 year-old city carved into the sandstone of the Jordan Rift Valley. The ancient Nabataeans who built it are a bit of a mystery but their descendants are still living among the ruins, as the family portrait on the reverse shows. On the stamp, Lisa is riding a camel in front of the best known building, the Treasury.

We’re having a wonderful time on this amazing trip. Tomorrow we visit the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt and the Valley of the Kings.

We miss you all. The fires in Sonoma are headline news even on the other side of the world. We’re glad you’re all safe and sound! Thanks for holding down the fort while we’re away!

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