Our field trip yesterday was a complete blast! We went to this biblical farm place- they only have plants that are mentioned in the bible and have an actual meaning. Really cool place! I've learned more about biblical foliage than I ever thought possible . But hey! I did get to herd sheep. So I liked it.
Ancient Torah scroll and an actual Torah scribe (this is their job)
It is only a real torah if it is hand written with no mistakes. If there is a mistake then they have to bury the piece that has the mistake.
Every single torah scroll is the same- the exact number of letters, words and lines on each word.
As you can imagine, it is a very time consuming task.
Skylor and I at the ancient water cistern (similar to a well)
These cisterns used to be used as prisons and storage wells when they were empty of water.
I got to snorkel in the red sea today.
Please be jealous for at least a minute.
Cause I am way pumped about it. I absolutely loved today. It was so much fun!
I started off the day by missing my alarm for a few minutes. Sophie and I jumped out of bed to get ready. Sophie was just freaking out to her alarm and I run into the bathroom asking my roomies if I needed to wear pants. It was so hilarious. I had no idea what was happening. We got up to breakfast by 6 am and loaded onto the buses and hit the road around 7 am.
We arrived at Eliat around 10 am and spent the next few hours living it up in the sun.
Around 4 pm we headed off to our 5-star restaurant... uh yeah. To say the least, there were cows everywhere outside... literally. But it was still really good. Im happy for any type of food after a day at the beach.
The red sea is such a blast- the water is incredibly blue and the fish were playful and not afraid to get close to us. All in all a very successful day :)
We had an interesting experience this last Sunday.... it included a massive museum and a 2 hour-hopelessly lost-walk.
Skylor looked up the address but of course.... it was wrong. And I just didn't have the heart to tell him that we were going in the wrong direction. I just let him do his thing! :)
I absolutely loved the museum though! There are so many cool artifacts (including the dead sea scrolls!) and tons of truly ancient artifacts.
For FHE on tuesday evening we had a night out on the town! I haven't been out at night yet, so it was a blast to just get out and explore.
This week has been a little crazy, I wasn't able to go out into the city until yesterday and today. We had two midterms and a paper and about 1349873485983 pages of reading.
School here is not my favorite but I am learning a lot. How could you not love that right?
First of all, I want to say that I miss my family especially today! I had a new little nephew born, William, and I cant wait to meet him!
Yesterday (Saturday- our Sabbath) we were able to go out into the city early because we didn't have regular church meetings (Conference started at 6pm!)
We went to the Lutheran Tower at the Holy Sepulcher, the view was absolutely amazing!!
Today for our field trip we all were able to go to the Ancient City of David. There isn't much known about the city because excavations are slow, there are still current residents. But they do think they know where David's palace was and they know where Hezekiah's tunnel is---
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go live abroad again from August 2012 to December 2012. Jerusalem is the city of love for me- I met and fell in love with my hubby here. My life was forever changed after this experience!