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We got off to a slow start, as we found virtually everything closed for the second day of Rosh Hashana. No gas stations, no coffee shops. We wondered if Jesus had to feed the multitudes with 5 loaves and 2 fishes because everything was closed for a Jewish holiday :). Even the Chinese restaurant we planned to eat at for dinner was kosher, and thus not open. Oy vay! Alas, we finally found fuel for the body and the car, and headed out to feed the soul. First stop was ...
... Catholics trying to convert muslim pilgrims outside a significant mosque, the outcome wouldn't be peaceful.
Then, it was a big rush to get to lunch with Iris and Yaron (but not before a quick stop for more kunefe). This time, we didn't think it was as good as yesterday, but it was still yummy. The traffic was awful leaving Nazareth. It looks like the road infrastructure hasn't been able to keep up with the mass migrations ...
... that strangers
share about their lives and Hans was no different. I mention a movie
called The Way where a man after a tragic death of his son on the Camino
decides to go with the ashes of his son and make the journey. Hans
said he had seen the movie and quickly said that he too had lost a son
in the prime of his life in 2004. That year he walked the Camino again
this time with ...
Believe it or not, we fitted all of that into the morning, so we finally got a late lunch. Whilst everybody else had a sit down meal at one of the Kibbutzim, Mandy and I walked around the shores of the Sea of Galilee in the balmy sunshine, watching the birds playing amongst the reeds on the shore, and imagining fisherman trying to row from one side to the other whilst getting freaked out by waves and storms.
After lunch it was down the road ...
We spent the day swimming in the Jordan River where it pours out of the Sea of Galilee refreshing the Jordan Valley. It was a very special day, the kind that childhood memories come from! This is a very significant place for our family, as we have many attachments to ...