We also were re-routed around the Islamic holy city of Medina. Again, this is the closest that a non-Muslim can get to the city.
As we approached Al Ula, the land changed again as larger rocks turned to mountains as we increased in elevation. Al Ula is nestled in a small valley and is a quite nice little town. Our hotel was at the Al Ula Arac Resort which far exceeded our expectations.
Our tour guide met us at the resort; and after cleaning up a little, led us to Elephant Rock, a large rock formation that resembles an elephant.
We arrived there while it was dark, so the only light we had was the light of the full moon and a small little campfire he made for us as we ate our shawarmas. The pictures just won't do this evening justice. Even though there some cover, it was still an amazing sight and experience.
After the long drive, we were beat. Jamie and the boys went straight to bed, while I relaxed and watched a the new Flash show. Internet wasn't working well there, so I wasn't able to blog.
A long driving day, but well worth it in the end.