Category Archives: Travel

Planes, Trains, Rental Cars, and a Cruise Ship: Our Trip to Alaska

We look a lovely long summer trip to Alaska. We flew to Anchorage and rented a car for the first week. During that leg, we saw Anchorage, Homer, Talkeetna, and lots of beauty in between. After a train ride to … Continue reading

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The Big Road Trip – Mid-Atlantic Coast

On Wednesday, we got back from a big family road trip. In 19 days, we drove over 3600 miles to visit friends and family and to show the boys parts of America and American history that they hadn’t seen before. … Continue reading

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A Final Day with the Three Great Monotheisms

Today’s the last day of our trip. I’m writing this as we’re getting ready to fly home this evening after spending a final day in and around the Old City. We spent the day exploring the history and sites of … Continue reading

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More Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Today we experienced a mix of standard tourist fare and life in Israel/Palestine well off the beaten path.

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Back to Jerusalem – Sights, Shopping, More Thanksgiving, and Politics

We’re back in Jerusalem for the last three days of our trip. We started the day nervous about how much we still wanted to see and how little time we had left. But between a busy day walking around the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day in Israel

Happy Thanksgiving. It’s interesting to be out of the country on the major holidays. I’ve been gone for a couple of Independence Days, and now this is the second Thanksgiving I’ve been gone (for the first, in 1999, I had … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Travel Bubble in Galilee

Sitting down for dinner at a nice Lebanese restaurant on the Sea of Galilee, I connected my phone to wifi to see an IM from a friend: Him: How’s the mood over there? Me: Earlier, it was “overrun by Philipino … Continue reading

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A Day of Ups and Downs (Jordan Valley and Galilee)

This has been a day of ups and downs, both literally (being well below sea level near Jericho and ascending to the top of Mt. Tabor) and figuratively (seeing beautiful Roman and Byzantine ruins between getting searched by Israeli police … Continue reading

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The Dead Sea

After a day exploring Jerusalem ourselves by foot, we switched thing up today; Fred and Gloria drove us down to the Dead Sea, including stops at Masada (to see the ancient palace and resistance site), Ein Gedi (to float in … Continue reading

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Getting to know Jerusalem (the Old City)

We had a very full day throughout the Old City of Jerusalem, getting to know at least a little bit of each of its quarters. There’s lots of sights, smells, and cultures packed into a very small area.

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