Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Made it!

I made it to Israel. {insert clapping and cheering}

The first class upgrade was su-weet!
I found out that it IS entirely possible for airlines to serve quality food. Just thought you'd want to know. My unshowered self (ewww) felt a bit out of place but I enjoyed it anyway. Having a recliner for the long flight was amazing. I slept very well and made up for the lack of sleep in the airport the night before.

There was no one to pick me up at the airport. I started to have a mini-meltdown. Finally found an info desk after schlepping my suitcases all over the place. They called the tour for me and eventually I had a ride. When I got to the hotel, Mark, Meredith and my Dad were waiting outside. It was SO GREAT to see them!! Yay!

We are at a hotel on the Mediterranean Sea. It was dark when I got here but after dinner, Mark, Meredith and I took a walk along the promenade. There are flowers in bloom that smell sooo good.

My camera card reader broke so I can't load any pictures. Drat! I hope to be able to replace it tomorrow. I took some pictures at the airport of interesting people but nothing too exciting--so you're not missing much.

We are going to Caesarea, Megiddo and Nazareth tomorrow. We'll be visiting Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal. We'll visit Nazareth and then end up at a hotel on the Sea of Galilee.

And we interrupt this post for a hair update.

It wasn't good yesterday and it is certainly not better today. No. Not at all. Now it's greasy AND ugly.
Gotta love that.

And the shirt I've been wearing for the past 2 and a half days...I might have to burn it.


Sean and Lisa said...

LOL! So glad you made it! Sounds absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures. Enjoy every moment!

Kimberlie said...

I am glad you made it safely! Wow! What a wonderful adventure you are on. Someday you will tell the grandchildren about the night you spent with a stuffed panda covered in a mylar blanket in the airport.

Kim K. said...

Glad you are safe and sound. Can't wait to see pics. You deserved 1st class..sweetie!! Have loads of fun!

trustandobey said...

So glad you made it in one piece. Try not to look too American:)
ps-Have Fun!!!!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Yippee! You're there! Just remember that the Israelites didn't shower but once every month or so so you're squeaky clean compared to them. :) Oh yeah, my luggage didn't arrive for 2 days when we went to Ukraine last year so I was in my clothes just as long as you have been!!!

Have fun and enjoy this amazing Gift!

Sharon said...

SO glad you made it safely!!! We are so excited to follow along!

Shelly said...

Rejoicing that you are in Israel! Enjoy God's gracious gift to you...I am praying He amazes you with all that you see, hear and experience,that you are encouraged in heart, mind and spirit.

So praying for your technical difficulties! And, I have to confess, it is partly selfish...your photos are my only chance to visit Israel! LOL!

Hoping for a good hair day:-)