DAYS 1 & 2 – SATURDAY/SUNDAY, MAY 21-22

Jaffa whale

The “whale” in Jaffa (Joppa)

Our departure day finally came!  After all our preparations for the trip, we boarded the plane en route to Israel.  The majority of this group are from Washington state.  Flying first from Seattle to Franfurt, and then arriving at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, we were greeted by Dr. John (our tour leader) and Shlomo (our Israeli guide) as we exited from the customs / baggage area.

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel coastline

Boarding our bus (driven by David), we made a stop in Jaffa (Joppa). Here we recalled the stories of Jonah (Jonah 1), and Peter (Acs 9 & 10) as we walked through the quaint alleyways of Jaffa.  The view of the Tel Aviv coastline was beautiful!

From here we drove through the typical “Tel Aviv traffic” to Netanya. Locate north of Tel Aviv right on the coast of the Med Sea, we checked in, refreshened up, and enjoyed an amazing dinner together. Following dinner we gathered for an orientation meeting as we prepare ourselves for our first full day tomorrow!

It is so good to be in Israel, the land of the Bible.

DAY 3 – MONDAY, MAY 23: CAESAREA, MT. CARMEL, MEGIDDO, SEPPORIS, NAZARETH

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