Holy Land Journey
We started our day with a wake up call at 6:30 a.m., followed by a buffet breakfast. After we all loaded on the bus, Tim Maassarany led us in a devotional on the shores of the Mediterranean.
We drove north to Caesarea, the ancient seaport capital of Israel where Pontius Pilate had his base. I was amazed at the remains of the stadium and the palace where Paul was put on trial.
We continued north to Mount Carmel, overlooking the city of Haifa, where the Prophet Elijah performed his miracle and called upon the fire of God to conquer the Prophets of Baal.
We then continued to Megiddo (Hebrew for Armageddon). Here King Solomon built a giant fortress and city. We walked down, through, and back up the water system that’s been there since the time of Solomon, 3000 years ago!
We drove past Mount Tabor, where tradition states Jesus had the transfiguration with Moses and Elijah.
We arrived at Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Upper Galilee where we planned to stay for two nights.
So much food! Buffet breakfasts and buffet dinners were superb. Everything was delicious.
Kibbutz Hagoshrim had fantastic walking trails and waterfalls. Beauty everywhere!
Why did you need to exercise 30 minutes at night if you walked all day? 🙂 Beautiful pictures.
Yeah, can you believe it that with all the food I ate I didn’t gain weight because of all the walking?
This is wonderful, Kimberley, and it will give us a chance to journey with you. Thanks.
Thanks, Sharon. It’s nice to “relive” it with everyone.
I very much enjoyed reading this, especially with those stunning photos to illustrate some of the places. Fascinating!
Thanks, Marcia. I’m trying to post more unusual photos – ones that some people might not have seen, even if they’ve been to Israel.
Wonderful! I wasn’t at all of these sites, but was at Megiddo and Carmel.
Oh, yes — the food! 🙂
Peter, I felt this trip was very well-rounded, taking us all over the country.
I’m surprised I didn’t gain more weight with all the good food!
Just last year I visited those same places. What a fantastic trip.I’ll enjoy revisiting them again through your eyes.
Thanks, Kathy. I plan to also feature photos of the trees I saw in Israel on my blog, Science and Faith Matters. If you’re interested, check it out here: http://www.scienceandfaithmatters.wordpress.com
I’m really enjoying this preview of what I will be seeing in March. Love the photos. I’m actually leading a trip to Israel so anyone who has a yen to see this in real life, come along.
Oh, wow, Bonnie, how exciting! How did you get involved with leading trips?
Since I’ve travelled quite a bit in the Middle East someone who was planning this great tour, which includes an Israeli guide, asked me to be the hostess. I’m having fun researching it ahead of time to help the group be prepared for what they will see.
Have a super wonderful time! And take lots of pics 🙂
Good idea. Yours are great!