Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Israel Trip - The Galilee

We arrived at our hotel in Tiberius in the late afternoon.  I enjoyed seeing the Chanukah menorahs lit in the lobby.  The prayers for the lighting were provided for us, too.  What a joy to be in Israel for this wonderful holiday.  As you can see from the menorah, we arrived on the fifth day of Chanukah. 

I always notice art work and loved these two pieces on the wall behind the menorahs

The hotel restaurant had avery nice horseshoe-shaped patio with a beautiful view the Sea of Galilee, aka Lake Kineret. As the sun set over the water and colored the sky with hues of pink and lavender, I rejoiced to be in the place where Yeshua did much of His ministry. Shelby and looked forward to the next day when we would take a boat ride across the lake.

The patio area was planted with beautiful flowering plants and citrus trees. (It gave me ideas for my back yard) The lemons, oranges, grapefruit and kumquats were huge, and we indulged in a delicious orange picked from one of the loaded branches.  The fruit in Israel is gorgeous and abundant. 

We ate a fabulous dinner at the restaurant buffet.  Once again, the food was outstanding, especially the fresh vegetables and fruit.  We went to bed early, and slept well.  

The next morning dawned foggy, windy and cold.  (Very different from the last time I visited the Galilee.) Below are a few photos of what the streets and shops look like in this waterfront town.  I enjoyed trying to read the Hebrew signs, but was not too good at it. 

Many of the buildings and streets in Tiberius are built or decorated with  black stones called basalt.  You'll see more of this in my next post.

When we arrived at the dock for our boat trip, we were met with wind and choppy waves.  (Not good.)
Here is our tour group.  Can you tell this is not good weather for sailing? 

And here comes our boat!  

My next post will be about our boat trip. I learned a whole new appreciation of the disciples when they went through a storm on the Sea of Galilee.  

 I'm sharing this post at:
Spiritual Sunday
Let's Get Social Sunday

Modest Mom Monday Link-up 

 All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-Up

A Wise Woman Builds
Whole Hearted Wednesday 
Wake Up Wednesday
Whimsical Wednesday

Hearts for Home
Favorite Things 


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    1. Israel is an amazing place. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Nice to meet you.


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  3. Beautiful pictures! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Awesome trip photos and interesting facts! I'd be disappointed in the weather for a boat trip if it was as unfriendly looking as you've shared here. Our pastor leads an Israel tour every two years - next one is coming up in the fall. I've never been. But - I'm always joyful to go vicariously through dear ones like you! A great post to share with All Things Bright and Beautiful!