Monthly Archives: October 2012

Israel – The Holy Land Day Ten

We got off to an early start on our free day and walked to the Holy Sulpechre and after an hour in line, we were able to enter the tomb of Jesus and burn a candle, which I will bring … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Nine

Our visit to the Holocaust Museum brought to startling reality what Hitler did to the Jewish population. How different Israel and the World might be today had the Jews taken up arms and fought for their lives instead of hiding … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Eight

This is a special day as we travel to Jerusalem to visit some very special places. We started with a visit to where Mary was born and The Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the parlytic. Then we visited The Antonio … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Seven

Driving along the Dead Sea and enjoying the mountains and palm tree forests was another surprise. Masada, one of Herod’s many fortresses, has a history that can be enjoyed by watching the old TV series by that name. Masada, one … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Six

After an excellent breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel (great free wi-fi everywhere) in Jericho 200 feet below sea level and the oldest city in the world) we’re heading for Jerusalem. The Mount of Olives overlooks New Jerusalem and in the … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land – Day Five

We started the day traveling to the national park called Bet She’am, a famous archeological site of an ancient civilization. It was conquered at one time, among many wars, by King David along with Megiddo where we earlier visited. As … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Four

Today Peter woke up at sunrise and went for a swim in the Sea of Galilee. We then boarded our bus after breakfast and went to the shoreline and boarded a boat, along with the 51 people in our group, … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Three

Today we had a long bus ride from Bethlehem to the Plaza Hotel in Taberias on the Sea of Galilee with stops at Ceasarea, Mount Carmel, Migeddo, The Church of Annunciation, and Cana.. The day was just packed with introduction … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day Two

After a buffet breakfast of eggs, hot dogs, pineapple, and instant coffee we set out in our bus for the Tomb of Herod and the Herodian. It’s amazing to see Palestine, Mount Olive, Bethlehem and the Wilderness from the top … Continue reading

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Israel – The Holy Land Day One

It was a real surprise to fly over Israel and then Tel Aviv and to see so much open, undeveloped land as well as the most modern of freeways and highways. After connecting at the airport with Mike, our Israeli … Continue reading

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