Met our noble leader at the airport and two students from Carthage. He waited for other arrivals and we traveled north with the students and another staff member in the dig's truck. All arrivals (there are about 15 of us) met for a hot dog supper tonight and we're off to an orientation at the dig tomorrow.
The Kibbutz is an island of greenery in a fairly barren landscape. John and I share a standard motel room with a kitchen. And wireless. Our room is the one on the end: