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Israel, PS...

Well, it's been a week since we've returned home. Pictures have been added to the daily entries, and a link to all the photos from each day is now posted. I'll be adding comments and descriptions to the photos in the albums this weekend.

There's some things that made our tour easy and enjoyable...
Cell Phone Rentals: Talk 'n Save
Our Tour Company: Sar El Tours
Our Favorite Falafel: French Hill Falafel

Here's some of my favorite pictures:





Aqueduct.
This 4 mile aqueduct supplied fresh water to Ceasarea. Each arch is 1/4" shorter than the one before so gravity could do the work.




The Galilean Hillside

From the Mount of Beatitudes looking towards the mouth of the Jordan River as it enters Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).



Heart Stones

Cut stones that originally served as a foundation for a Byzantine era chapel at Tabgha (Peter's Primacy).


The Jordan River







The Judas Tree.

Perched upon the top of the tell at Bet She'an, this tree was used as the place where Judas hung himself in the movie version of Jesus Christ Superstar.




The Eastern Gate

This photo was taken from the top of the Mount of Olives. I was amazed by the detail produced using my camera's digital zoom.






Olive Tree.

This 2000 year-old olive tree in the Garden of Gethsemane has grown a new, strong limb after having it grafted in.





The Old City


This is three photos stitched together to show the amazing scaled model of the Old City of Jerusalem as it would have been during Jesus' lifetime, as seen from the perspective of the Mount of Olives. Note the massive scale by looking at the people around the model.


Jerusalem Sunset
Looking from our hotel room over West Jerusalem


Even these pictures can't communicate what an amazing trip this was for Jayme and I. It's hard to express how this trip has changed us. All we know is that God's people, and God's land has captured our hearts.

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