Day 30: Rest day!
Trip Start May 14, 2008
42Trip End Jun 17, 2008
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Tonight when we arrive at Lavan for dinner, we say we have reservations and we are escorted to a wonderful table overlooking the Old City. We watch as the sunsets and the light changes on the wall. These are no ordinary moments!
We are seated next to a table with two Israeli families. One of the young girls is unusually inquisitive. She wanders off checking out everything. She even goes outside on her own. Since she ends up at our table we get to meet our neighbors. We have a fascinating discussion with the two fathers, sharing our impressions of the different people we have met and the possibilities for peace. Both men seem optimistic, yet realistic. They both agree that peace will take a few hundred more years. It will take several generations to get to the point where people finally accept the compromises required for peace. We have heard so many opinions on this subject it is mind boggling. The governments hope for agreements this year, yet others think it will be centuries before agreements will be meaningful.
Returning to our terrace, we talk about how much we needed to stop the world and get off today. As we watch the lights of Jerusalem, we hear the mosque call to prayers. Later, we hear church bells peeling.
Before going to sleep, we watch one of our favorite televisions shows from the U.K., Dr. Who. Every week the Doctor saves the world. It's just plain fantasy and a fun way to end our day!
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