About to head back to United States

Subject: Travel pool report #6 - Petra departure

March 23, 2013
Pool report #6

After wrapping up his tour out of the pool's sight, President Obama departed in his motorcade at 1:48 p.m., winding along steep, narrow roads before reaching Marine One 25 minutes later. Along the way, the president and the pool were treated to incomparable views of the cliffs and canyons of Petra. The streets of the town were lined with local residents and uniformed members of the military.

Marine One will make the 55-minute trip back to the Amman airport. Petra was the last stop on the president's itinerary on this four-day visit to the Middle East. Next up: The journey back to DC begins.

Colleen McCain Nelson
The Wall Street Journal