Israel 8 The Fun Day at Jericho, Dead Sea, Jordan River and CAMELS
by Steve Ray on April 29, 2022
We call today the Optional Day. People either take a free day and do what they want or stay in Jerusalem or, they board the bus and do some fun things mostly down in the Judean Wilderness area.
After Mass we started out for the Israel Museum, then drove 20 miles descending 4125 feet to the Jordan River. We renewed our baptismal vows with feet in the water and then went to Jericho for a magnificent lunch. People had an opportunity to buy a Hebron glass, see the Mount of Temptation and a sycamore tree.
Qumran before a swim in the Dead Sea and we ended up with riding camels.
We also hired a Covid testing clinic to come right into the hotel so our people could get their US mandatory test to fly home. This was a great advantage for a group and made everything very easy. Everyone tested negative and they’re now on their way home.