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Dear friends,

 


What an amazing day we had today!  We started with a bus ride to Ein Gedi and a walk to the waterfalls. Some of our team ventured down into the water and enjoyed a little cool water on our feet!

 

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From there we headed to Masada for our first big adventure of the day.  We took the cable car as far as it went, then we undertook the steep path to the top. Whether folks were walking or being pushed in wheelchairs, it not an easy climb but we all made it work.  We heard the story of Masada while we toured the site and then we sat for a few minutes in the ruins of the synagogue and reflected on the significance of this mountain and its history.

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We headed down and re-boarded our bus for the drive to the Dead Sea. We stopped at a resort, enjoyed a lovely lunch and then changed into swimsuits to experience the buoyancy of the amazing body of salt water. One of our resident travelers has much difficulty walking. We walked her down and into the water and then our ever resourceful Director of Nursing, Eric Riguerra, found a way to use a plastic chair to help position her. Many hands helped tip her back into the water and then the chair was removed and she was floating. Words cannot come close to describing how thrilled she was and how free she felt. We hated to see our time in the water draw to a close.

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Tomorrow we leave Jerusalem for the Galilee! Our days are flying here--


Shalom!

Carol

 
 
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