Fun Day with Camels, Dead Sea Floating, Jericho, Feet in Jordan River….
by Steve Ray on January 6, 2020
Today was a free day—and our last day—and many people went off and did things on their bucket list. However, a lot of others joined us on the Optional Day where we had a lot of fun adventures.
We started with Mass in the morning at the Notre Dame Center (homily here) with the blessing of all of our religious items. Then we jump on the bus and go to the museum and then down 4150 feet to the lowest place on the face of the earth. Lunch in Jericho, viewed the Mountain of Temptation where the Devil tempted Jesus and the Sycamore Tree like the one Zacchaeus climbed up.
We then stopped at Qumran to see Cave No. 4 before floating in the Dead Sea which everyone LOVES. We had 3 Camels ready for all of our pilgrims to ride and it was the fun ending of a great day and a great pilgrimage. The laughs and the screams and the fun are always so enjoyable. We keep the rooms for our pilgrims so that when they return they can shower and pack and come down for dinner before leaving for the airport.
Part Two with Farewells and Comments soon…