Local time at Horbat Omrit, Israel

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day 9

Well, Saturday continued yesterday after I blogged. We went off to Banias where a spring gushes forth from the Mount Hermon range with one of the three major tributaries of the Jordan. I'll not burden you with the Grotto of Pan but just show you a river picture. Sort of like north Georgia, only lusher.
Later last night we had BBQ cooked by one of kibbutzniks. Right in front of our room, in fact, and a good time was had by all.

Today we started with a trip to Caesarea Maritima, the seaport that Herod built on the Mediterranean as an entry port for his Roman friends. A beautiful place. Here's John with our buddy Paul and a crusader castle (and restaurant) in the background:

After this we went up to a museum at Haifa University. We were (very much) treated to a tour of an exhibit by its curator. The exhibit featured the Galilean aspects of the Jewish Revolt of 67-73CE. Tonight back to blog, eat and sleep.


Amanda said...

Looks like you're having an amazing season. Wish I could be there (my husband and I dug the last two seasons). Who is your square leader? Have fun, hope the gnats aren't too bad!

Amanda Myers
Carthage College 07'

William Loughner said...

Amanda, Good to hear from you. We wish your were here too. A little gnat told me you and your husband were married here. Way to go!

Willis is our sqaure leader. You may be suprised to learn that he is an excellent one. Quite excellent.

The gnats seem to be repelled by my suntan lotion. Very fortuitous.