Today was arrival day. Druci and I left Seattle on a beautiful Spring day and after transferring planes in Paris, touched down at Ben Gurion Airport 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.