Category Archives: Israel

In Two Weeks

Two weeks from tonight I will be in Ashkelon as I begin a tour of Israel.

Ashkelon Sunset, Ashkelon Israel, Mediterranean, Dinner ViewI 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.

Well at Beersheba, Abraham, Well Known WellsOne 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.

Masada - Yigael Yadin - Jewish Zealots - Roman Conquest - ArchaeologyAt 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.

Tell es-Sultan - Walls of Jericho - Joshua - Walls Come Tumbling Down - Rahab - HarlotAlso 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.

Dead Sea - Israel - Lowest Point on EarthWe will spend our second night by the Dead Sea and then we will head north to Tiberias.

Sea of Galilee, Sunset, Poria Youth Hostel, Red SkyTiberias 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.

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives - Dome of the RockThen 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.



Wednesday Wandering VII

Another long Wednesday brings another wanderings post. No specific subject has entered my thoughts so lets see where my wandering mind goes.

Mount Diablo - California Aqueduct - California Sunset - Reflection - SilhouetteI drove home from Bible study tonight with a great sunset in view. Mt. Diablo was silhouetted against the sky just as in the picture above. California Sunset - Central Valley - Water Canal - Mount DiabloI took the pictures here four years ago and used them in a post called California Sunset.

Night at Netanya, Israel, Sunset over Mediterranean SeaI am also thinking that the chance of seeing a sunset over the Mediterranean is now just three weeks away. My trip to Israel is drawing closer and I am having memories of past trips there.

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives - Dome of the RockOf course, one of the highlights will be visiting Jerusalem although this will come later in the trip.

Dead Sea - Israel - Lowest Point on EarthOne part of the trip that I am really looking forward to is visiting the Dead Sea. This time I should get the chance to soak in the sea as we plan on staying overnight in the area.

Now for some sleep 🙂


For some more disjointed Wednesday Wanderings posts click on the following.

Wednesday Wanderings

Wednesday Wanderings II

Wednesday Wanderings III

Wednesday Wanderings IV

Wednesday Wanderings V

Wednesday Wanderings VI