I'm getting lazy in my blogging days, but this will tell you about it. The kids loved running in and out of the tombs. Some great photo opportunities. Perhaps the coolest thing about this place is that it's very new, and there is an entire city they haven't uncovered yet that has been buried.
Our tour guide was nice enough and was a bit unsettled about the fact that we didn't have 2 or 3 days in the area. We tried to reassure him that we understood and that we only have a limited amount of time.
Medain Saleh was pretty cool. For those that have been to Petra in Jordan, it apparently isn't as spectacular, but it is neat for Saudi. We drove around and saw the main sites before heading out.
Our next stop was the old town in Al Ula. Our kids were napping in the car, so Jamie and I split up for this. She toured more of the lower part ruins that was the "town," while I climbed the steps of the tower. It was interesting, and our guide told us that some of the ancestors were trying to claim back some of the houses by placing little plaques on top of the doors. It'll take some time I'm sure for that to happen.
We cleaned up at the hotel and check out and headed back to Elephant Rock so we could see it during the day. We then had a 4 hour drive before checking in to the Rest Inn in Ha'il. Completely Saudi hotel that served its purpose for us to get some sleep before our long long drive home the next day.