Sunday, May 27, 2012
Just Keep Swimming.
Yesterday we did a variety of things. We began our day at Massada by taking a cable car up to the top of the cliff. All of us looked around at all of the beautiful buildings that have slowly been disappearing. The ruins of King Herod's castle was especially interesting. We thought that it was quite funny that he insisted on having his building built pretty much on the side of the cliff. That would have made the slaves walk up and down it everday while building that. Clearly Herod didn't put others needs before his :) But i think that highlight of everyones day was going to the Dead Sea after that. While driving there we all sang hymns to pass the time. Before even hopping into the water, we could feel ourselves being pulled up since the water is so incrediibly salty. All you have to do is relax and the water just makes you float. But in order to get into the water, we had to climb over these huge "rocks" that were salt. It was really a weird and awesome experience. Eventually we had to head to Qumran where we saw the places where pieces of the scroll was discovered. At this point everybody was getting extremely tired from the sun. The temperature was 43 degress yesterday! Our last stop was Jericho. We walked around and saw a 10 000 year old guard tower. Which was pretty sweet. So today was definitly memorable.