On The Road to Israel
Traveling to Israel has been on my bucket list since before I knew what a bucket list was! During the 2 weeks of winter break, that dream vacation will become a reality! In a short while I will be boarding a plane with my daughter and 32 other members of our congregation for the trip of a lifetime.
Like many of you, I have vacationed in several places in the good old U S of A - I have also been fortunate enough to have visited a couple countries outside of the U.S., but never have I traveled to a place so far and so foreign as Israel. I can read Hebrew, but do not know the language. I have traveled through many airports, but none with the presence of soldiers carrying automatic weapons. I have visited fascinating landmarks, but none that compares with the Western Wall in Jerusalem. I have been swimming in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but do not know what to expect of the Dead Sea.
It's as though I'm going on this trip with a child-like innocence, experiencing so many things for the first time. I would like to share this experience with you. Through my blogs and pictures I hope to bring this trip to life for you. We arrive in Tel Aviv early Monday morning, December 26th. I'm not sure what to expect, but whatever it turns out to be, I am sure it will be amazing!