Picked Kim up from the airport last night. It is good to have us both home at the same time!
Kim has a fascinating gig and should blog but I can't seem to get her into it.
I will post a few of her pics and maybe, just maybe if I massacre the text enough she will take over and give better stories. Kim leads pilgrimages for a small company/mission group to help Catholics to better understand their faith by visiting not only the actual sites where Jesus and his kin folk walked but Church history as well.
This trip was Egypt, Israel and Palestine.
Here we go...
It starts in Egypt with Joseph, Mary and Jesus and the escape from King Herod
See one Sphinx you've seen em all
I'm not quite sure about the trip order but I think from Egypt they go to Mt.Sinai, ride camels up that bad boy for a sunrise prayer service. Kim did that on the last trip so she slept in on this one.
Off to Israel. Kim got a rare treat of being able to stay at a very nice Kibbutz hotel over looking the Sea of Galilee.
She even had a hot tub or as I called it...a Jewcuzzi
Once in Jerusalem they take a wee journey about 2o minutes due South to Bethlehem. What's hard to imagine is that Bethlehem is controlled by Palestine not Israel. The tourist dollar is very important so security is very high.
Kim's group got word that someone in her group was going to be the 1 millionth person visiting Bethlehem this year (Article). They were met by the ministry of tourism for flowers, dancing and gifts. Kim was 1,000,016.
The staff for this trip...
Killer food the whole trip
Kim on the Sea of Galilee
They even got Kim to puff on a hookah...
There are so many more pictures and stories so I will have to just make her play show and tell...