12 Israel: Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Camels
by Steve Ray on November 16, 2022
We call today, the Optional Day, because some people prefer to use it as a free day, while others go on the planned itinerary. Today, 36 of our 56 decided to choose the Optional Day and we had a blast.
The 1/4 acre Temple Model from the time of Christ and the Dead Sea scrolls were seen at the museum. Then we drove to the lowest place on the face of the earth which is 1250 feet below sea level to put our feet in the Jordan River, renew, baptismal vows, and pray the 1st Luminous Mystery.
Qumran and our talk about the involvement of John the Baptist in the Essene community, floating in the Dead Sea which everyone always loves and riding the camels. Then we drove back up into Jerusalem got to bed early so everyone would be ready to depart first thing tomorrow morning, back to the USA.
EXCELLENT FINAL MASS BELOW