Sunday, July 12, 2009

Finally, a rainy Sunday night...

So, here we are with a Sunday night without something to do... finally a moment to sit down and post some pictures on the blog from Israel. I was just thinking about it yesterday. I find myself actually missing Israel and our trip we took. It was just that great. I told John last night that when we talk about Christ or the difference Jesus makes in our lives my heart emotionally warms to the thought of my Saviour (yes, I know that's the old English way to spell Saviour - but I love to spell it that way because of the 'our' at the end, He's our Saviour). I just sat down and looked through some of these and I thought it would be an appropro time to finally post some, considering we're finally settled at home and getting back into routine. These may be random, but they are some of my favorites - Enjoy!


John at the top of Bet She'an (sp?). It was a long hike!


Roadside stand in the Golan Heights - the man sold his own spices and dried fruit


Tour bus


Mosaic of shells on the Sea of Galilee


The Sea of Galilee (my favorite)


The Synagogue in Nazerath




One of the nice crew from the boat we sailed on the Sea of Galilee




Mt. Carmel


An aqueduct along the Medditeranean Sea by Cesarea


Herod's Palace along the Medditeranean


Medditeranean Sea


Our flight on the way over (the pictures are a little out of order)


My new friend, Carolyn Hannah


Joppa


Pincas (Phineas), our wonderful bus driver


John with our tour guide, Yuval


Bob and Louise :)


Dome of the Rock - we weren't allowed to touch or show any affection while we were visiting this holy site...


Loved this...


Farewell Dinner

2 comments:

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

Bethany,

I loved the pictures! It looks like you had such a wonderful time and learned so much. I do bet you think of things a little differently and such after you have been over there and toured the different places. Thanks so much for posting them. Looking forward to hearing more stories about your trip when you come and visit in a week and a half!!! (We loved playing mario-cart with you guys tonight...made me miss being there in VA tonight though as we all talked on the phone together after wards...Love ya!)

Robert said...

Great pictures, Bethany! You and John looked so happy and excited to be there in Israel -- what an awesome thought to actually be where our Lord was, and you were able to experience that! We can't wait to see you soon!
Love, Mom