Leaving J'lem, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea

Trip Start Apr 06, 2009
Trip End May 11, 2009

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Friday, May 1, 2009

So long Jerusalem.
Day 25
Ein Gedi, Israel

We woke up early in the morning and high tailed it out of there. I might not have mentioned this before but we rented another car to get to the Dead Sea and Eliot. Our first stop is Madada. What you ask? Masada was 3 things all at different times.
1. King Herod safe palace, Herod was a Emperor of Rome. He never once came to this palace.
2. Jewish refuge hid out, Jewish refuges during, I think, the crusades correct me if I am wrong.
3. War zone, what it is most famous for is when the Romans tried to take Masada back. The Romans made a big huge ramp that went all the way up the mountain so that they could bring there battering ram up to the doors. It took them 10 years. They succeeded in bringing down the doors. The Jews had a to choose to either kill themselves and there families or become slaves for the roman army the Jews chose death. When the Romans got there everyone was dead except for a few women and some children.
After Masada forts we go to the DEAD SEA!!!!!!!! We go to a spa close to our hotel I was awesome! We go to this area where you can slather mud all over you and then jump under showers. It felt really good, but If you ever go to the dead sea

WEAR SHOES!!!!!!!!!

While in the Dead Sea area my feet were burned, cut, poked, and rubbed it was awful
Floating in the dead sea was awsome couldn't stand up be because, one the salt on the floor really hurt, two the water would not let you it would just sweep you up and you would have to float. but if you got the water on your face at first it felt like slim and then it started to burn. I felt so gross when i got out of the ocean. I made my dad carry me all the way to the shuttle because i couldn't walk on my feet. at the spa there was a chlorine pool me and isaac went and jumped right into it, it felt soooooooooooo good! That night we ate at the kibbutz it was gross and isaac tried to drink milk with his chicken (not kosher) and got yelled at. good night i am SO tired i could fall asleep on a cactus (CHEESY).

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