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So how do I even begin wrapping up this wonderful trip back to Israel? We knew that today’s forecast was mostly rainy, but I have to say that the majority of the day we walked around and saw the different sites with no moisture in the air. We begin our day with a wonderful breakfast spread and then we made our way back through the Damascus gate to the Wailing Wall.

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Then we did a lot of walking around the Jewish quarters and through the tunnels underground to see the different architecture in the different remains that were found even under the city.
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then we took the time to walk the Via Delarosa and visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. There were a ton of people in the narrow roadways and so we kind of got sucked along through the streets. I was able to get a few pictures but not many.

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From here we made our way through the crowded streets and all the vendors and little shops along the way. We came to the garden tomb and saw what the protestants believe is the site of Golgotha, the place of the skull. And of course the garden tomb. I was stuck once again with the fact that it is empty. He has risen just as He said! We were able to celebrate the Lord‘s supper in our little area of benches. And as we left, it began to lightly sprinkle. We had made it through with no rain.

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Then we loaded up the bus again and headed off through the countryside to visit a place called Abraham’s tent. On the way there we passed through Bethlehem and saw the city of our Lord’s birth. When we got to Abraham’s tent, here comes Abraham himself to greet us. We had to wear the garments of the day. Some of us were treated to camel rides. We went into Abram’s tent and had a delicious meal. Probably the best meal we had all week and we’ve had some good meals! Some of the younger folk actually sat on the ground and questions while the rest of us had chairs. Abraham said that he would feed us like royalty. And he did. And then the rains came down and the rest of us we’re not allowed to get up on the camels for the ride back to the bus. So the bus came to us and he made a marvelous turn in a very little space to get back down the mountain. Our bus driver, Anon, was the best.
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we got back to the hotel a little early so that we could pack for our final leg of the trip home. We went down and did a little souvenir shopping in the old city and then came home and ate our final buffet dinner. Of course I had to get a picture for my neighbor, Jay of my Hope shirt in honor of those fighting the battle against colon cancer. And I have a final picture of the Grammys and the grandpas with the Wailing Wall behind us as we say goodbye to Israel. I hope you enjoyed coming along with us and I look forward to blogging our next journey together. Our flight leaves at 12:45 AM and we are now sitting in the airport. We got through the gate and the passports and the machines that checked our luggage and now we sit and wait. We will fly through the night and hope to arrive home sometime around 10:00 AM. We stop first in Boston and then hopefully will get through customs and make our connecting flight. I’ll get through the rest of the pictures and put them up on Facebook later this week. And again anyone is welcome to come over and let us share our trip with you.
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Posted by brendagerber07 12:51 Archived in Israel

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What a whirlwind adventure for you! Praying for your safe return. <3

by Rent-a-daughter Constance

Looked like an amazing trip!
Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

by JILL A TYREE

Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It was fun to follow along.

by Karen Szymanski

Thank you, Brenda! I’ve enjoyed every word and every photo! Rest up!

by Debby Ebeling

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