Holy Land 2011
I am writing this on 11/10/2012, one year after we left for the most incredible journey we have taken so far in our 33 year marriage. I blogged our trip on another site, but I am trying to find a more user-friendly blogging program before our next adventure -- to Vietnam and Cambodia, hence the 2013 in the Title. Our adventure to the Holy Land began on 11/10/2012 when we left Salt Lake City early in the morning, landing in Amman, Jordan the evening of 11/11/2012. Essentially, we missed Veteran's Day last year, which was an important day for several reasons -- 1) my dad 2) my uncle 3) my husband 4) my brother -- all USAF Vets. My dad died on 11/11/2000 so last year, 11/11/11, was the 11th anniversary of his death. Although we spent most of Veteran's Day in the air, or in a different time zone, it was a day of remembrance. Our incredible journey to the Holy Land was a gift from Tom for my graduation from the University of Utah -- I was on the 39 year plan! :) Because my minor was Religious Studies, studying religion is my passion, and I did graduate Cum Laude, Tom couldn't have planned a more special trip. It was a dream come true for me. Tom, who is a historian, loving all history but, in particular, the Civil War, knew very little of Biblical history. After returning home, Tom admitted that this trip was the best he's ever been on -- even better than his 4 weeks in Africa several years ago. And, so, I am going to cut and paste my blog entries from the blog I wrote, or mostly wrote, while in the Middle East. Blogging from an iPad was extremely difficult so there was a lot of improvising. Once I was home and back on my Mac, I was a happy camper and the blog came together. I think my frustration was in part due to: the iPad, the blog site, Arabic servers, and internet connections that might not have been up to our standards in some of the cities we visited. For our next adventure, we have purchased a small PC notebook. I'm not sure I'm going to like it any better, but I will not take the chance of anything happening to my Mac. And, thus, the reason I am practicing with different blog sites before we leave the country, again. Off to blog. Enjoy!
Nov 10, 2011 to Dec 03, 2011
Oh, so much to do before we leave . . . .
Monday, August 08, 2011Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Typoid Mary Stay Away!
Friday, August 12, 2011Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
And, We Are Off . . . .
Thursday, November 10, 2011Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Changing airplanes . . . .
Friday, November 11, 2011Paris, Île-de-France, France
We Are Here And It Is An Adventure!
Saturday, November 12, 2011Amman, Jordan
Jerash & Ajlyn, Jordan
Sunday, November 13, 2011Jerash, Jordan
Mt. Nebo and Madaba
Monday, November 14, 2011Madaba, Madaba, Jordan
Monday, November 14, 2011Little Petra, Jordan
Tuesday, November 15, 2011Petra, Jordan
Finally . . . .
Tuesday, November 15, 2011Tel Aviv, Israel
Jaffa and Tel Aviv
Wednesday, November 16, 2011Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Wednesday, November 16, 2011Caesarea, Israel
Haifa and Mount Carmel
Friday, November 18, 2011Haifa, Israel
Saturday, November 19, 2011Nazareth, Galilee, Israel
Sunday, November 20, 2011Sepphoris, Israel
Yonay Olive Farm and Zefat
Sunday, November 20, 2011Safed, North District, Israel
Golan Heights & Druze Village & Golan Winery
Monday, November 21, 2011Qaşrīn, Quneitra, Syria
The Sea of Galilee
Tuesday, November 22, 2011Capernaum, Galilee, Israel
Wednesday, November 23, 2011Jerusalem, Israel
The Mount of Olives
Thursday, November 24, 2011Jerusalem, Israel
Holocaust Museum & Public Market
Thursday, November 24, 2011Jerusalem, Israel
Friday, November 25, 2011Bethlehem, Palestinian Territory
The Israel Museum
Friday, November 25, 2011Jerusalem, Israel
Old Jerusalem from the Ramparts
Saturday, November 26, 2011Jerusalem, Israel
Bedouin Village & Dead Sea
Sunday, November 27, 2011Lakia, Jerusalem District, Israel
Judean Desert Jeep Adventure
Monday, November 28, 2011Judean Desert, Israel
Monday, November 28, 2011Masada, Israel
Ein Gedi Nature Preserve
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Region, Israel
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Qumran, Israel
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Tel Aviv, Israel
Best airport, hands down!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
New York City -- The Big Apple
Wednesday, November 30, 2011New York City, New York, United States
Home! Suggested Reading.
Saturday, December 03, 2011Salt Lake City, Utah, United States