My Israel Trip in Pictures (Part 1)

…with Wiki links for more info on the place if you’re interested…

MASADA: an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.

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We climbed to the top, and let me just say, our calves were sore for DAYS! I was worried it would affect my half, but we did this the first day and everything was fine come race time.

DEAD SEA: Earth’s lowest elevation on land. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name.

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It was UNREAL! I’m in like 5 feet of water here and putting no effort into floating. Super cool.

CAESAREA: The town was built by Herod the Great about 25–13 BCE as the port city Caesarea Maritima.  In 1952, a Jewish town of Caesarea was established near the ruins of the old city.

Caesarea.jpg The sea in the picture with me is the Mediterranean Sea 🙂 The bridge like thing is an aqueduct.

GARDEN TOMB: Considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus.

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Jesus possibly laid RIGHT THERE.

And just for fun… How Tampa celebrates St. Patty’s Day 🙂

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  1. Those pictures are incredible – so unreal!
    I’ve never been to Israel but it’s on my longterm list (sadly, below many other places I still want to travel to!). My dad lived there many years ago. So cool you did a race too!!

    • That’s cool that your dad lived there! It wasn’t super high on our list either, but since Todd HAD to go there for work, we made a vacay out of it. Sometimes his work trips provide great opportunities.

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