Day Two

Trip Start Dec 18, 2010
Trip End Jan 04, 2011

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Flag of Israel  , Northern District,
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day two was definitely interesting. Up for another wonderful breakfast. Not quite as ostentatious as the one in TelAviv, but close. Almost anything to eat you can imagine.

The it was off to Capernaum - center of Jesus's ministries including the remains of an ancient synagogue and one of the things I most wanted to see on this tri - the house of Peter. People know it was his house since they found an inscription on a rock dating back to Peter's time. Very cool. After that we went to the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. Great little church there. Then, we went to the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus performed the Sermon on the Mount and "Blessed are those...etc." as well as the Lord's Prayer. Very moving.

Lunch was very good in a small town up in the Golan Heights...meal was called Shwarma. Basically, lamb in a pita...very good.

Afternoon was a stop at "The Jesus Boat" as some people call it...a fishing boat found 15 years ago which dates back to Jesus' time. Excellent. Then something strange...went on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee along with
about 30 folks from South America. Our guide didn't go with us saying his friend who was with the other South American group would talk. He did...for 40 minutes in Spanish! My three years of French and Sandy's four year of French were not helpful. Fortunately, Laura has had 6 years of Spanish helped us as she translated almost all of it for us.

Then we visited way North in Israel. Saw the Israeli Jordanian and Israeli Syrian border. Even got a pic of a sign saying, "Beware of Land Mines." We were there to see the sight Mensa Christa where Christ told Jesus he was going to be the rock on which he built his church. Before it was that, it was a Greek temple to the Greek God Pan.
It also is where the Banias River begins. This river is one of three that make up the Jordan River. Saw a great waterfall on the river.

Ride back to Tiberius was interesting...we got into a political discussion about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. Let's just say that Uri is well-educated and perhaps a bit prejudiced on the subject. So much for world peace!

Anyway, back to Tiberius where we had "St. Peter's Fish" (talapia) as it is known here for dinner and a couple of Goldstars. Tired and heading to bedlam!!! (Sorry no pics yet...though we've taken a lot...I'll figure it out...I "ain't" no computer scientist!
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Lynnette on


keep up the posts!! I enjoy reading them, now that I figured out it isn't spam. Enjoy the trip!!

Mike Dahlkamp on

thanks Dave--thought I was only world traveler...keep the posts coming. enjoy reading about where Jesus walked...exciting. and when it says "Beware of land mines'...heed the warning....take care and keep them coming

Mark Collins on

Dave / Sandy - I have really been enjoying your blog - and am looking forward to reading more. You are really making this time of Christmas very special. There is so much of the Holy Land that is abstract to me, having never been in that part of the world. Your blog is bring it closer. Enjoy your trip - I am enjoying hearing about it.


Ray on

I agree with the rest - very interesting reading. Hey do they have any mgd over there - No, Huh?

Neubs on

Dave, as others have said many times, I am enjoying your posts. I know how much anticipation there was for all of you to go on this trip. Merry Christmas!

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