Saturday, March 19, 2016

Back in Tel Aviv

That's right no photo album today. Just chillin'

Jerusalem is a city of many faiths. No time is it more evident than in the morning. It starts with the Muslim prayers over the loud speakers at the mosques. Then the church bells join in - and when I say there are a lot of churches, I mean a lot of churches. I think the Catholics stuck a church over every rock that Jesus or Mary may have touched! The Jews, they don't make so much noise, maybe you hear them wailing at the wall :)  All of these faiths and more collide at one small plot of land. It is truly something to witness. Jerusalem was definitely a great city to end our adventure.

We said our good-byes to the City of Miracles this morning. Eli was right on time. This being Saturday, no traffic and we were in Tel Aviv in about 45 minutes. While we were driving, I asked Eli if he knew of a cab driver who could take us to the airport. No problem - he dialed the phone and presto! Rotem will pick us up at 5am on Monday for a whole lot less $$ than what the hotel cab charged us. Have to thank Nachum again for introducing us to his "old boys" network of drivers. Wonderful group of guys -- always felt safe.

Checked into our hotel. They were all thrilled to see that we had returned. Since we were early, we dumped our bags and headed for the beach. Sunny skies and a cool breeze. Couldn't ask for anything better. Hung out till about 3:30 and now we are in our new room - which, miracles of miracles, is GREAT! Studio apartment, ocean view.  We are trying to get into the spa, but the key car doesn't work. Geoff has been up and down a few times now. I hope the last time is a winner. Looking forward to sitting in the sauna for a bit.

Probably head down the beach for sunset and dinner.

Next time... The Last Day

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