Friday was a beautiful day with a hint of Spring in the air and we decided to make the most of it by heading out to Beida for a bbq – along with half of Wadi Musa. It seemed that the beautiful weather of the day had brought the locals out of hibernation and into the countryside to enjoy the sun, time with family, and a bbq or picnic. Friday is the first day of the Arabic weekend and a day to spend with family. Beida is an area north of Wadi Musa – about a 10 minute drive.
The normally quiet road between Wadi Musa and Beida was turned into a super highway.
Every bit of land that wasn’t ploughed, every rocky outcrop and all along the side of the road cars were parked as families staked their claim on their favourite bbq spot and set up for the day.
Vehicles were piled high with people and supplies. I didn’t manage to get a photo of some of the utes that had three times the amount of things in the back as this blue one. Some people take their bbqing very seriously and had some serious supplies!
It’s hard to tell but there were 14 people in the back of the ute in the photo above.
Even trucks were used to ferry people and supplies to and from Beida. The benefit of owning a truck – you can fit lots lots more supplies and people in the back!
We enjoyed our bbq of chicken, potatoes, onions and tomatoes along with a pot of highly sweetened black tea. Alia had a great time chewing on rocks and playing in the sand.
I managed to capture a photo of this unusual cloud formation close on sunset.
Again sorry about the quality of the photos as most of them are taken from the inside of our car whilst we were driving.