Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wet and Windy Today!

I wish I could upload some of the pictures from Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Megiddo and Nazareth so you could see the crazy weather we were in today!  We are hoping for calmer weather tomorrow, although the rains are scheduled again.  Everyone is doing great and glad to have had a hot meal and hot shower!  Hopefully, tomorrow I can find a faster internet connection to upload videos and photos.

View from the top of Mount Carmel looking down on the Jezreel Valley

Caesarea Maritima - Originally built by Herod the Great

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We've Touched Down in Tel Aviv!

One plane made it without any glitches and we have arrived at the hotel to get settled in for one night before we start our tour tomorrow - a shower and a good night sleep is much needed! The other plane had a mishap state-side and will be arriving anytime to meet up with us who are already here. It is a windy day here in Tel Aviv (storm moving in for tomorrow) and we have a gorgeous view from our hotel, which is right on the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy some of the snap shots - they aren't that great, but I've been up for 24hrs!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Sites of Israel We Will Tour...

February 28th - Arrive in Tel Aviv
-Travel Day

February 29th - The Mediterranean Coast
-Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo
-Mukrakah, Nazareth Village, Cana

March 1st - Galilee Region
-Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Kursi, Chorazin
-Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Ancient Boat Museum

March 2nd - Northern Galilee/Golan
-Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Banias
-Mt. Arbel overlook, Galilee Experience

March 3rd - Jerusalem
-Gideon Springs, Beit Shean, Jericho Overlook
-Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane

March 4th - Jerusalem
-Yad Vashem, Israel Museum - Shrine of the Book and Model of 2nd Temple Jerusalem
-Knesset, 2nd Temple Southern Steps, Western Wall

March 5th - Dead Sea
-Quran, En Gedi Overlook, Dead Sea Swim, Masada
-Abraham's Tent - Desert Experience

March 6th - Jerusalem
-Rabbi's Tunnels, Shepherd's Field Overlook
-Via Dolorosa, Pools of Bethesda, Ecce Homo (Scourging of Jesus)
-Garden Tomb

March 7th - Jerusalem
-Free day to explore the city

March 8th - Arrive Back in USA
-Travel Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

We will be arriving in Israel in two weeks! Lots to get accomplished until the plane takes off!