North America, Europe, Asia · 35 Days · 108 Moments · April 2017

Monte and Pam's voyage in Israel

12 May 2017

Leaving London

12 May 2017

Just landed in England ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Here we go โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

11 May 2017

The Garden Tomb. Amazing place for sure ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Moment for me at Western Wall ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
BYU Jerusalem Center
At the Western Wall. Pretty amazing ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
Western Wall. Pretty amazing ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Let's go Yankees
The real McCoy
Stations of the Cross
There it is. Temple Mount
Big day in the Old City

10 May 2017

Representing evil or darkness
The wall in the back of the picture on its right hand side is what is known as the Western Wall where Jews pray today. Holiest spot for Jews.
The Holy of Holies. Where the Arch of the Covenant would have been kept. The Ten Commandments. This is where the Dome of the Rock Mosque stands today with the Golden Dome.
Herod's Temple
Israel antiquity museum. Model of King Herod's rebuilt Temple as it would have been before the Romans destroyed it in 70 B.C.E
Notice the guard tower and concrete wall. Entire city of Bethlehem is walled in under Palestinian control. Israelis cannot go there. It's pretty unreal.
The Tent. Best place in Bethlehem to eat.
Lots of political stuff going on as you can imagine.
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem
A little dangerous
Shepherd's Field
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem
Not in Kansas anymore.
Finally got a Menorah from Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Bethlehem Today๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

9 May 2017

Beautiful Hotel in Jerusalem ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Steps Jesus would have walked down still as a free man after the Last Supper.
Jerusalem a big city. Some parts like NYC. A lot going on.
Main gate of the Temple. Everyone would have walked up these stairs. From Solomon to Jesus. Pretty amazing spot.
King David's Tomb
Herodian Wall supporting the Temple Mt. Garden of Gethsemane.
Two amazing pictures.
Jerusalem. We made it ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Jerusalem. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Traveling to Jerusalem today.

8 May 2017

Nightime in Jericho.
Doing the Dead Sea. Welcome relief. You just lay down and float. Pretty cool.
Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran. A balmy 101 degrees. Truly an amazing place.
Masada. The road looking path is actually the Roman ramp that was built to storm the fortress. Once the Jews saw that they knew that they were done.
Masada. 101 degrees. But it's a dry heat๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ˜Ž
King Herod's Palace and the Roman camp outline at the base of Masada.
Doing my part to defend the Jordian border with my boys from the ID. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
The River Jordan.
The River Jordan
The River Jordan
Pam's Favorite Picture

7 May 2017

Bet-She'an. A truly amazing Roman city. Like the Vegas of its day.
1st Century Jewish Synagogue in Migdal. Most likely Mary Magdalene was from.
Sea of Galilee
On the boat. Sea of Galilee this morning
On the boat. Sea of Galilee this morning. Beautiful.
Sea of Galilee boat ride this morning.

6 May 2017

Golan Heights close to the Syrian border. At Mt Bental..Pam made a friend.
Golan Heights close to the Syrian border
Temple of Pan
My new ring
Temple of Pan
Northern most part of Israel by the Syrian / Lebanon border.
Golan Heights. Area occupied by Syria until the Six Day War. Used to be a lake. Israel drained the lake as protection. They left part of the lake intact to preserve the ecology. We are about 2 hours by car from Damascus.
Site of Sermon on the Mount.
Valley of the Doves. Galilee.
Good morning from Tiberius

5 May 2017

Nazareth new and old.
Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
Sepphoris Israel. One of the largest towns closest to Nazareth.
King Herod's port of Caesarea. Really big deal in it's day. Gladiators. Chariot Races. Crusades. Quite a place.
Prettiest girl in Jaffa..

4 May 2017

Couldn't have been a better day in Israel. Gotta get some sleep ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Overlooking Tel Aviv from Jaffa ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Beautiful by the Mediterranean
Day in Jaffa
Day in Jaffa
Getting some lunch in Jaffa
Etzel House. Where the Irgun forces battled to take over Jaffa from the Arabs Starting almost immediately after their UN mandate Israel was attacked by the Syrians and other Arab forces using Jaffa as the high ground. Etzel forces were a big big part of keeping Israel Alice in those early days.
There I am. Finally made it to Israel
Good morning Tel Aviv
Good morning Tel Aviv
A long day but we made it๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑโœˆ๏ธ
View from our room in Tel Aviv. We made it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

3 May 2017

Here we go. Last leg๐Ÿ˜Ž
Made it to England. Flight was absolutely great. Little Champagne some great food a movie and I'm out for the count. British girls took real good care of us.
Here we go.
Business class. Nothing like it.
Pretty soon ๐Ÿ˜Ž

1 May 2017

Getting closer to our Israel trip ๐Ÿ˜Ž

30 April 2017

1:30 in the morning in Tel Aviv and a balmy 68 degrees. Looking forward to getting there and some nice weather.
Pretty much packed. Never used a back pack as a carry on. We'll see how that goes.

7 April 2017

A little cab fare.