Melissa Faulkner

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Day 135:  Around the Galilee.

Day 135: Around the Galilee.

There were lots of reasons we were excited to travel to Israel, but being near so many historical places that have such significance to us was definitely among the top.

For a few days, we stayed in a wonderful Airbnb in Yavne'el, just north of the Jezreel Valley.  The views there were amazing every morning, but we were really using it as a base for exploring the towns around the Sea of Galilee (which, also, goes by like a million other names: Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, Sea of Tiberias, and on and on).  The sea itself is not very big, so making our way around was an easy and relaxing experience. 

Capernaum was our first stop, and maybe one of our favorites, historically speaking.  The ruins of the town were pretty well kept, including Peter's house and a synagogue from the time of Jesus and his followers.  It was truly amazing to stand there on such an old structure, at a place you've read about for so many years.  I don't think we will forget it very easily.

We saw a few other places, including Tabgha, Tiberias, and part of the Golan Heights, and ended the day at the Mount of Beatitudes.  While it's pretty indefinite if that particular place has much historical significance (as far as accuracy of location), it was still neat to be in the general area.  The scene was beautiful and the sunset made for a nice end to the day.

The area has such beauty, and I imagine it's going to be fun for us to picture these locations when we hear them referenced in the future.

 
 
Day 138: The [Very] Old City.

Day 138: The [Very] Old City.

Day 133: Caesarea by the Sea.

Day 133: Caesarea by the Sea.