Welcome my friends with our Journey to Israel series. If you have missed the previous two editions please see them at Part I and Part II. This is a wonderful trip that my Aunt took around the Christmas holidays. She was willing to share her adventure with everyone here in blogville. Today she will focus on some sights that she was able to check out. Here you go – hope you enjoy 🙂
Isn’t this just beautiful!?
You think of Israel and it really doesn’t come to mind the beauty of palm trees. I thought of flat lands, mountain areas, a lot of churches and history. But we so much more there. The weather was perfect for our adventures. It almost felt like spring/fall – coolness in the air and not hot at all. We visited at a perfect time because in the summer months temperatures can exceed 109 degrees – way to hot for adventures.
This beautiful picture of palm trees was taken near Masada which is in the southern district of Israel.
On this date, we went through the Masada National Park. There was a small fee to access and explore the park – which I highly recommend you visit. There are actually two paths that you can take for your explorations –
- The Snake Trail leaves from the eastern (Dead Sea) side at the Masada Museum and gains 980 feet in elevation. It is thought that hiking this path is considered part of the “Masada experience”.
- The Roman Ramp trail is also very steep, but has less elevation gain, and is accessed from the western side of the mountain by car.
Here is another picture to the left of some of the paths at Masada. Can you see the beauty – the mountains, the sky and all of the old rocks?
It’s not an easy path to walk and plan on taking lots of breaks to enjoy the scenery. And just to let you know – the path that we walked was equivalent to walking 91 flights of stairs – so says the Apple Health App. Can you believe that?!
Also – have fresh batteries in your camera. You don’t want to miss anything and you definitely want to be able to look at these awesome pictures after your return home from your adventure.
I leave you this week with another picture from the Snake Trail path and of course a food pic – no blog would be complete without some type of food porn. I hope you enjoyed today. Join me next week for another edition of Journey to Israel.