June, 2013 Israel Tour, Day 8

DAY 8 – MONDAY, JUNE 24 
 This morning we said “goodbye” to this beautiful “retreat center” called Maagan and the Sea of Galilee.  Leaving at 7:30, our first stop was the precipice of Nazareth.  From here we got our first view of the Jezreel Valley.  We saw Mt....

June, 2013 Israel Tour, Day 7

DAY 7 – SUNDAY- JUNE 23
 We began the day by leaving once again at 7:30 and driving to Dan, one of the sources of the River Jordan. Even during this dry season we were amazed at the amount of water that flows.  We walked through this quiet National Park and...

June, 2013 Israel Tour, Day 6

DAY 6 – SATURDAY – JUNE 22 The day began early with a 7:30 am departure.  Our first destination was to the base of the cliffs of Arbel.  Some in the group hiked to the top of this mountain, while others drove with Itai our guide and approached the top from the...

June, 2013 Israel Tour, Day 5

DAY 5 – FRIDAY, JUNE 21 This is a day that we drove north, with our final destination the Sea of Galilee.  Our first top of the day was Engedi.  Here, we enjoyed hiking back to the water falls.  It was a time also to get wet in the morning heat, with some...

June, 2013 Israel Tour, Day 4

DAY 4 – THURSDAY, JUNE 20 This second full day of the trip included some unique experiences.  Before the summer sun and heat of the day, our first stop was to drive south from Beersheba to Sde Boker.  Here, we saw a few ibex on our brief walk to the tomb of...

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