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First half of week two by Shayna

posted Aug 26, 2015, 11:21 AM by Shayna Goldwasser
On Sunday we went to the Old City of Jerusalem!! We had a lot of fun and my favorite part was definitely the Kotel.  And guess what?  It was actually my Hebrew birthday!!  The other things we did was go to the Archaeological park museum, the Western Wall Tunnel, and we walked along the city walls.
This is the Tower of David in the Old City.

Artifacts from the Archaeological park museum.

The Kotel

On Monday we went to Masada.  It was really hot, but a lot of fun.  Then we went to Ein Gedi where there was a spring and we got to go in the water. It was beautiful!  Then we went to the Dead sea.  I had trouble floating, but I was finally able to do it.  Finally, we went to Genesis Land.  We had a camel ride, which was kind of scary, and then dinner in Abraham's tent, which was REALLY good!

Me under the waterfall at Ein Gedi

Ima at the waterfall at Ein Gedi

The view at Genesis Land

On Tuesday we went up to the north and went to Caesarea.  We saw some Roman ruins that King Herod built.  Next we went to Akko and we had pita and humus and one of the best Humus places int he world!  We also heard about the Jewish jail break from the Akko prison.  Then we went to Rosh Hanikra where we saw the grottos that were created by the Mediterranean sea hitting the soft rock.  We got splashed!  After that we went to the hotel and went to sleep (yawn).

One of the grottos at Rosh Hanikra

Today we went to Tel Dan and saw one of the sources of the Jordan river.  We also saw ruins from the Israelite city of Dan.  Then we had ATV rides.  I thought it was going to be boring, but it was kinda fun (I would have rather gone rafting).  Then we went to Katzrin and saw a movie about the Golan Heights. After dinner we went back to the hotel and then after I finish writing, I am going to go to sleep.

The Dan River

Ruins at ancient Dan

Getting ready for our ATV ride

Overall, I had a LOT of fun!