Between our travel time and jet-lag kicking in with full force, this post is off schedule from the rest of the others. Our last day in Israel was just as busy as the rest and then we boarded a long flight for home at the end of it. I’m glad I didn’t know when we boarded that our flight from Israel would be the worst landing I’ve ever experienced once we touched down in Philadelphia. Many people in our group used the complimentary sick bags on this flight and I managed to hold in my breakfast by the grace of God alone. This helped us to feel the raw nature of our “pilgrimage.”
On our last day we got to visit the part of Jerusalem known as the ancient city, or the City of David. This is the part that David established when he conquered the city from the Jebusites when it was called Zion. This was especially cool to see and imagine history in this place.