June, 2014 Israel Tour – Day 8

JUNE 16 – DAY 8 We left the Sea of Galilee area this morning.  Checking out of the Maagan hotel around 7:30, our first stop o this beautiful morning was the Kinneret cemetery.  We listened to the story of a Jewish immigrant named “Rachel.”  She is someone who is...

June, 2014 Israel Tour – Day 3

JUNE 11 – DAY 3 This first full day began with an early breakfast and departure.  Checking out of this very nice hotel, we headed to Jaffa (Joppa).  We walked some of the alley-ways of the coastal city, while stopping to read Jonah 1 and Acts 9 &10 about...

Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 11

Thursday, April 10 – Day 11 It was a perfect weather-day in Rome today.  Meeting our guide, Nora, we left our hotel at 9 a.m.  While much of what we saw is based on long-standing traditions of the church, we stood amazed at the enormous churches and structures we...

Jerusalem Marathon

It is so good to see Israel expanding the opportunities for runners.  Over the past few years, races have been created, at various lengths and for people of various abilities.  Being a runner myself, I am looking forward to running in the Jerusalem Marathon in 2015.  ...

November 2013 Israel Tour – Day 3

DAY 3, TUESDAY, NOV 12 This will be our first full day here in Israel.  After waking up at 6 a.m. (some earlier because of jetlag), we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast on the 7th floor of the hotel.  What a great view from here.  Departing at 7:45, the day would be spent...

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