"Wow!" That's the first thing is coming to my mind right now. "Wow"
Today was so amazing! We left Tel Aviv after a breakfast buffet that had more food than I've seen all together in my whole life. I told Merelyn that this was one of those buffets that you need to spend all day at in order to have time to sample everything. You name it and it had it. Plus some other things that I don't know the name of or what they were made of...but were delicious and fun to try.
This is just a small fraction of the food!
We stopped at Caesarea and discovered the remains of the largest city in Palestine during the Roman Period. We sat in the amphitheatre, walked the hippodrome and took pictures of many large statues that have been excavated. It was beautiful to hear the waves of the Mediterranean slam against the sandy shore and imagine what life must have been like during its peak.
But it was Mt. Carmel that gave me goose bumps. Pictures just cannot do justice to the overwhelming view of the Valley of Armageddon. "I'm viewing the exact spot where the final battle will take place???" My mind wandered as we were given free time to take pictures and reflect about the battle and what it will be like...
Did you know that Megiddo dates back to 4000 b.c.? Excavations have revealed 26 layers of civilizations built upon each other through out time. This is a place that I wish could talk. What stories it would tell!
We had several other great stops today and by the time we reached our hotel in Tiberias it was dark (6pm). We all were anxious to sit down and relive the day over dinner. I don't know about anyone else, but I requested my wake up call for tomorrow to wake me up in time to watch the sun rise over the Sea of Galilee. Our hotel is located directly on the Sea of Galilee and our balcony's face the sunrise and the Sea...and I'm sure that I'll be feeling those goose bumps in a few hours again...