Two weeks from tonight I will be in Ashkelon as I begin a tour of Israel.
I hope that we get to Ashkelon early enough to see the sunset. If not, I have the memory of a sunset that I saw there two years ago.
The next day we will travel to the Dead Sea area stopping along the way to visit sites of interest.
One of the places that we will visit will be Tel Be’er Sheva or Beersheba. Later in the trip we will visit Tel Dan, so will have been from Dan to Beersheba.
At the Dead Sea we will visit Masada. I am planning on reading all of Yigael Yadin’s book Masada before I leave on the trip. I have read the first few chapters about how they recruited volunteers for the Masada dig and set up the dig camp. Maybe more on this before I leave.
I am also looking forward to stepping into the Dead Sea. I have been there twice before, but have not made it down to the water.
Also near the Dead Sea is Jericho. Here you can see some of the walls of Jericho.
I am not sure of our entire itinerary yet, I just know where we will be each night.
We will spend our second night by the Dead Sea and then we will head north to Tiberias.
Tiberias is on the Sea of Galilee, so we will have gone from Sea to Sea to Sea to start the trip.
We will spend four nights in Tiberias.
Then we will head up to Jerusalem and explore both the city and the area around it.
As each day passes I get more excited about the trip. Especially as I will be traveling with some of my best friends.
Now back to reading.
Posted in Archaeology, History, Israel, Memories, Turkey
Tagged Ashkelon, Beersheba, Dead Sea, Jericho, Jerusalem, Masada, sea of galilee, Tiberias
I really like driving home from Bible study on Wednesday nights, especially when the days are long and the sunsets are later. More often than not I have a nice sunset to view while I make my way home.
As I was leaving Patterson I took this picture of the sunset. I really like the trio of palm trees silhouetted against the evening sky.
Here are more silhouettes as I wait for the stop light to head toward I-5.
As I get out on the interstate, I have a great view ahead of me. Some high clouds, but also a solid band of red sky ahead of me to the north.
As I approach the 580/5 split I get a nice shot of trucks and cars heading across the overpass as they head south toward LA. They are silhouetted against a colorful sunset.
Off in the distance you can just barely see the two peaks of Mt. Diablo silhouetted against the sunset. It is hard to show the beauty of the sunset, it is so much nicer to view in person.
Did you see a sunset tonight?
If you liked these pictures check out:
Wednesday Sunset II
Wednesday Sunset III
Posted in Bridges, California, Nature, Seasons
Tagged Central Valley, I-5, Mt. Diablo, Palm Trees, Red Sky, silhouette, silhouettes, sunset