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
Another long Wednesday brings another wanderings post. No specific subject has entered my thoughts so lets see where my wandering mind goes.
I 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. I took the pictures here four years ago and used them in a post called California Sunset.
I 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.
Of course, one of the highlights will be visiting Jerusalem although this will come later in the trip.
One 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 II
Wednesday Wanderings III
Wednesday Wanderings IV
Wednesday Wanderings V
Wednesday Wanderings VI
Posted in Blog, California, Culture, Israel, Nature, Seasons, Travel
Tagged Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Mediterranean Sea, Sunsets, Wednesday Wanderings