So I left off with the group attempting to sleep in a tent in the desert. It was not the best night of sleep ever. Then again, we went to bed after midnight and got up at four in the morning. So, that probably contributed.
Why were we getting up at four in the morning you ask? So that we could climb Masada by sunrise. It would be cooler for the hike up, and we would be able to tour and climb down before the really hot part of the day.
|The sign for the Roman Ramp.|
|The view from the Roman Ramp.|
|The sign for the Byzantine Gate.|
|And there I am standing in the Byzantine Gate. That smile is the smile of a person who is glad to not have to climb up a steep ramp anymore.|
|I literally have 10 pictures of this with the flag blown out different amounts in each one.|
|I love the reflection of the sun here.|
|We also ran into a Bar Mitzvah.|
After we finished resting we explored a little and looked at the ruins.
|That's me. Floating. In the Dead Sea. Just floating away.|
We spent the night in our final hotel. The next morning we went out and explored the Golan Heights.
|Syria is somewhere in here.|
|Wave hi to Syria again. It's in here somewhere.|
|There's a picture of me standing on the tank (with other people) but it's blurry.|
Anyway... After the Sea of Galilee we dried off and cleaned up for Shabbat.
Part 7! (Final Part)