Monthly Archives: May 2014

Enjoy the journey – I did!

Nine days and ten hours: 9 flights, 7 hotels, 3 continents, 4 countries plus Palestine countless taxis, buses, cars, trains, delays and more than 70 miles walked together and this small part of our father son journey has come to … Continue reading

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Windsor Castle and home

We walked through the town of Salisbury and a square with a farmers market being set up.  Had a “Full English Breakfast” (with a long flight later in the day, we skipped the baked beans) at the Kings Head Inn, the … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

We landed in the UK around 8:30PM local time (losing 2 hours) and were soon heading a way from the airport driving a new Mercedes E350 convertible, sweet ride.  I had rented a small sub compact for $29 so the … Continue reading

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Hezekiah’s Tunnel then on to Bethlehem

This was one of those places you can read about but need to experience it to grasp it.  Starting from the City of David, it was built to bring water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam in … Continue reading

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The West Bank and beyond.

With Jerusalem behind us we passed into the West Bank, through checkpoints and into Palestine. Our ears popped as we descended to the Dead Sea, some 400 meters below sea level. With the Judean Desert on our right and the … Continue reading

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Our first and only full day in Israel, did not start off that well

  Today didn’t get going until around 7:30 this morning.  We went directly to the Temple Mount that opened at 8:00.  The line was long, very long as one tour bus after another emptied it’s cattle into the line outside … Continue reading

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Mount of Olives and under the Wall

From the crowded streets and alleys we exited through the Jafa gate and made our way by foot to the top of the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City and several grave yards. It is named for the olive … Continue reading

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