Our group arrived safely in Israel at the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv about 5:10 p.m. (7 hours ahead of EDT). After claiming all but 2 pieces of luggage for the entire group, we had time to go to Joppa for a short visit before sundown.
Later we drove north along the Plain of Sharon to Netanya where we are staying at a hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This provides a beautiful view of the sea, and the moon is full. I look forward to seeing the waves by day light.
Tomorrow we plan to visit Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Mediggo, and the Nazareth Village before arriving at Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
Jane and Olen have been with me on several tours, and many of you have come to enjoy Jane’s blog. She reports on lots of interesting stuff that goes on behind the scene. I encourage you to follow her Journeys With Jane as we make this journey through Israel and Jordan. The URL is http://journeyswithjane.blogspot.com.