We've finally arrived in Jerusalem. Long flight to Instanbul, about 11 hours. Then two more to Tel Aviv. Next an hour long bus trip to our hotel in Jerusalem. Definitely ready for bed.
No photos to show for the day. It was simply travel. It was dark when we arrived so couldn't really tell much other than it's urban sprawl. Four lanes going both ways full of cars.
So, who is Mrs. Anegers? She was my Sunday School teacher for a couple of years during my early teen years. I hold very fond memories of her. She was the classic stereotype of a gray haired grandmother, and a very good teacher.
Mrs. Anegers always wanted to go to Israel. Back in the stone age when I was growing up people didn't travel like we do now. Besides, Israel was only a couple of decades old and tensions were high like they are now. She never was able to visit the Holy Land. She wanted to bring back an acorn from an oak tree and plant it. I dreamed of doing that for her.
Bringing live plants into the US is not possible and I doubt an oak from Israel would survive Illinois winters so I"ll have to find something else to commemorate my trip in honor of Mrs. Anegers.
Tomorrow we begin site seeing in Jerusalem. No shorts or capris as we are visiting holy places for three religions. I plan on taking lots of pictures and will post them tomorrow.
In His Steps
My church offered the opportunity to travel for 10 days in Israel. I jumped at the chance. So daily I will be posting images and comments. I hope you are blessed with what I share.
This blog is dedicated to BL who went to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We’ve been friends for over 40 years, raised our boys together, and our lives should have had many more years along side each other. God had other plans. We will be together for eternity.
I love you and will miss you terribly.