boarding-the-busToday was arrival day. Druci and I left Seattle on a beautiful Spring day and after transferring planes in Paris, touched down at Ben Gurion AirportĀ  in Tel Aviv 18 hours later. A large crowd of Aglow women and men arrived at the same time — some on other airlines — and together, we boarded buses for Jerusalem. It was great to see some old friends, and to make new ones. For many of us, it’s our first time in Israel. We’re all filled with expectation for the amazing things we’re going to see, and experience, in this beautiful country.

The journey to Jerusalem took a little over an hour. On the way, our guide shared may interesting facts about the land we were crossing. It’s one thing to read about Israel, but to actually drive through the countryside and see how everything is laid out gives you a different perspective.

Listen to a short clip as our guide shares about the land:

I had no idea that just the ride to our hotel would be so fascinating!

Tomorrow, we’ll get an early start with breakfast at 6:30, followed by an orientation with Jane, then it’s on to the Mount of Olives which should prove to be one of the highlights of the trip! For more information, see our trip itinerary.

4 thoughts on “Arrived!”

  1. Thanks so much for all the DETAIL in your blog and giving us a blow by blow from the bus to the hotel! I’ve not yet been to Israel, but can’t wait to hear and see what you have to share! What a great start! Thanks Viv

  2. How exciting! I know you will be so blessed for being in the land of Israel. I went with Aglow in 2012 and have never been the same since. I can’t wait to read your comments each day as you experience the land for the first time.

  3. So glad to have you with us for this trip Rick and Druci. It doesn’t make any difference if it is your 1st trip or your 20th trip… Israel never gets old. God is continually unfolding His land, His people, and Himself to us as we travel together across Israel. Thank you for chronicling our journey for those at home “watching the baggage.” They will be blessed just as we are.

  4. My heart is with you all on this trip…I had the opportunity to visit Israel last spring with Aglow…how I wanted to return this year! Next year…Jerusalem!

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