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17 May

Today we woke up at 4:30, way too early. At about 5:45, we got on the bus and drove up to the Masada half asleep. Once we all arrived at the Masada, all of us slowly made our way up the steep stairs in 102 degrees. At the top, we all saw a huge panoramic view of the magnificent, tan mountains. The scenery and warm air kept us calm and comfortable while we all took it in. After we learned about the synagogues and the history of the Masada, we then hiked back down and sat to eat breakfast.

After breakfast, we drove to the place we all had been waiting for. The Dead Sea’s atmosphere smelled like sulfur, its waters were clear green with blue spots and warm mud. The salt burned our legs causing us to run out of the water, luckily some of us did not mind. The water felt refreshing and smoothed our skin when we washed the mud off of our bodies. After the Dead Sea, we all enjoyed a big lunch and went on the bus for a two-hour ride to Mashabai Sade. All of us caught up on our sleep and when we arrived at the kibbutz we were all ready to start/continue our exciting journey.



  • Joe and Ravit May 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    You must have baked! Impressed to see all those smiles on the hot desert day. See you very soon.

  • Skylar Korman May 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Hey guys! I love reading these blogs!! I hope you all had an amazing time at Masada and the Dead Sea! Those two were some of the highlights of the trip when I went. It looks like you are having an amazing experience!
    Have fun!

  • Ben, Mia, and Lily Green May 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Eve, We miss you. What did you get us? Are you having fun? See you in two days!

  • Carol and Steve May 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing all that you are experiencing! We can feel the hot air, the smells and the atmosphere of the Dead Sea, not to mention the natural spa treatment. What an adventure. Can’t wait to see you on Friday morning.

  • Jay & kim May 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Everyone looks like they are having the time of there lives. The pictures at the kotel are amazing. Miss you . Enjoy yourselfs and have fun.

  • Cathy Sutherland May 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    It has been fun to see all of the wonderful things you have been doing and how much fun you are having. It reminds me of the great trip I was on years ago with the 8th grade.

    Reminder!!!! Don’t forget the Sports Banquet Wednesday, May 25th from 5 – 7:30 PM.

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