No time to write much today….so I’ll upload some pics and write more later.
We visited Bet She’an first and the ruins of a city over 7000 years old.
Looks like the toilet has been around for a while. We all sat as a family on the public toilet where they kept frogs in the building to mask the noise. (As if frogs can mask THAT noise!) I must say, the marble slabs weren’t very comfy, but they sure were better than squatting in the woods.
Bet Alpha was a mosaic synagogue floor found in the 1920’s by farmers while plowing their fields. The floor proves that the Jewish people were there in the 5th and 6th century and I was surprised to see it had a zodiac symbol on it. We were told the Jews were trying to be modern and that Kabbalah incorporates the Zodiac.
The spring of Gideon in front of the mountain of Gilboa, where Saul and his sons were killed. We sat and put our feet in the very stream that Gideon used to pick his army against the Mideonites.
We ended the day in Latrun, home of the world’s greatest tank, The Chariot. Israel’s greatest defense against it’s enemies is from the ground, and they take great pride in their tank brigades. The boys were in heaven…and the girls bought jewelry in the parking lot.
We’ve made it to Jerusalem and are headed to the Dead Sea and Masada tomorrow. Expect to see pictures of me covered in mud very soon.
xx, Sista Christa