Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sea for yourself!

Our time at Jerusalem University College has come to a close.  We spent the last 4 days in the Galilee region looking at some Old Testament and several New Testament sites.  Since pictures say a thousand words I'll let you take a look at some of my adventures from the past week...

Amanda watching the sunset over the Sea of Galilee

 Nimrod's castle on top of a mountain peak
(ideal location for a game of hide and seek)
Basalt ruins of Korazin - An ancient Galilean city
Mount of Beatitudes - 
Where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount
(Matthew 5-7)

Typical scene, studying maps and history
What I do when I'm not studying

 We just finished our final exam with JUC which means it is Spring Break baby!  Janelle, Ruthie, Becca and I will be renting a car and heading back up to the sea.  We'll be staying in a cabin near Arbel and hitting up the hiking trails nearby.  About mid week we'll go to Eilat which is all the way at the southern tip of Israel along the Red Sea.  We're hoping to snorkel; it's boasted 3rd best in the world!

It's hard to believe I'm already halfway through our program.  Thanks for jumping into this journey with me.  And thanks for all the support and  encouragement you've given me.  Y'alls emails and notes keep me going!

Shabbat Shalom!


  1. Hi Honey,
    Just loved the pictures especially the sunset over the Sea of Galilee and the one of you drinking coffee? Do they have Starbucks out there? Stay safe, be careful where you hike and enjoy your break. God's peace. Love you mom! oxxo Mom

  2. Hi sweetie, Always great to hear from you. Gorgeous photos!! Glad you are having fun. Good to see your smiling face --who is that drinking coffee with you? Stay safe. Miss you. Love you more than words can express.
    x0x0x Aunt Cecil

  3. Hi sweet heart. Your words and pictures bring tears to my eyes. Love your updates. Enjoy your spring break, be careful, stay safe. With all my love! Mom "D" xoxoxoxo



    LOVE you :o)