the Mediterranean Sea no less!
Let's get into the water boys and girls!
Gilla our tour guide, true to form begins to point out items of interest as we move along the highway.
She begins by pointing out wreaked trucks on the side of the road left as a reminder of the 1948 blockade of Jerusalem. We drove by too fast for me to get a photo! Many people died in the attempt to break through and get food to the residents of Jerusalem.
Then, there is the road to Emmaus where Jesus appeared to some of his disciples after the resurrection. Next was the valley of Ashkelon where the sun stood still for Joshua.
Here is a little known fact. We were all surprised to learn that Caesarea has the only golf course in all of Israel! What is that all about? Does that mean these people here don't relax? I always thought business people needed golf courses to network and do business deals as they hack their way along. But, I guess not. Israel has shown you don't need a golf course to do business. I guess we here in the west are really busted on this one. Oh well, hope no one notices!
What it is known for most is the numerous and amazing building projects Herod the Great built here, mostly to impress his Roman bosses. He dedicated all his lavish accomplishments to Augustus Caesar.
Here our group of 950 people, pilgrems from 40 countries are moving into this Roman Theater for a special event. That evening we had a show by a group called "The Planetshakers" and it was awesome. Can you imagine, sitting in a theater, listening to a music group, with the Mediterranean Sea in the background. Wow.