Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 6

Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives
Garden of Gesthemane - Olive trees are tested to possibly be over 2000 years old

Traditional crusifixion site

Via Dolorosa




Lion's Gate

Hippodrome - Ben Hur - Horse races

The Band in the Mediterranean

Promontory palace on left - Hippodrome on right
Theatre - 4500 capacity

This will be short and sweet - it's 12:30 and I only got 5 hours of sleep 4 days in a row not including tonight which will be the same!
Went to Caesarea (Maritime, Pontius Pilot) on the Meditteranean Sea - Very beautiful - the hippodrome is huge!
Visited the traditional Via Dolorosa, crucifixion, and burial site
Visited the church of all nations built on the garden of gesthemane
Went to a park on the Mt. of Olives with an incredible panoramic view of Jerusalem - watched the band take camel rides
Had a great Arabic Bedouin dinner at the Shepherd's Valley Village Tent Restaurant - they performed a traditional Dabkah dance for us too. The food was GREAT! Best yet.

3 comments:

Pooler Family said...

All this excitement - whatever will you do when you return to normal life USA?

Grimes Family said...

It's going to be hard to come back to the realities of life. Sleep...who needs it? You can always sleep on the Looong flight home!

Jay and Kelly said...

Quite beautiful!