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Father and Son Trip -- Dad and David

United Kingdom and Israel


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© Copyright 2002, Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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David (1st son) and I went to Israel and the United Kingdom in April, 1994. We arrived in London for a day and I took David to see the movie, Schindler's List, at the Theater in Piccadilly Circus. I wanted to give him some context for experiencing Israel. We got to Tel Aviv around 2AM. I wanted to see the sun rise on the Mount of Olives. This introduced us to an absolutely wonderful experience for the rest of our trip. Here are some of our experiences, with photos below. Feel free to take your time viewing all eight pages of the Photo Album.

* Saw the Temple Mount, where Solomon's Temple was built and the Mosque of Omar
* The exhilarating experience of haggling for the best prices in Jerusalem's Old City marketplace 
* Swam, no floated, in the Dead Sea. As hard as we tried we couldn't make ourselves go under water
* Saw Jacob's Tomb in Shechem
* Spent the better part of a day at the of Mount Hermon where David and I bowled rocks down the 
  snow. Sounds crazy, but we had a wonderful time
* Hiked around the Qumran Caves. We believe that we saw 8 of the 13 caves where the Dead Sea 
  Scrolls were discovered
* David drove our rental car around on a road at the base of the Qumran caves
* Went to the top of Masada, where almost 1000 Jews were fortified for about 2 years after the 
  destruction of Jerusalem by Titus of Rome
* Saw Engedi, an oasis where David hid from King Saul
* Went to top of Mount Gilboa, where King Saul was killed.
* Visited the Institute for Temple Research. Saw and heard a lot of interesting things
* Visited Yad Veshem, the memorial to the Jews killed during the Holocaust
* Visited Caesarea Philippi, the ancient spot where the Jordan River emerges from the mouth of a cave
* Went on top of the Mount of Transfiguration
* Visited Capernaum, the home of Peter and saw a synagogue where Jesus taught
* Saw the Valley of Megiddo, the place where Armageddon is supposed to happen
* Couldn't get to Bethlehem because of some recent unrest in that area
* Walked down underneath the ground all along the Western Wall, where there are original street 
  pavement stones and the spot which is 30 feet from the original Holy of Holies
* Went to an Easter Service at Westminster Abbey
* Visited the British Museum and Science Museum in London

We were exhausted and we had a blast! But it sure was good to be home! 

Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Wailing Wall, Jericho and Dead Sea

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Dawn in Israel at the Mount of Olives

David hit with "jet-lag" on our first morning in Israel

                                    Panoramic view of Jerusalem

from the Mount of Olives

Early morning view of Jerusalem

Father and son, with Temple Mount behind us

David trying to avoid the camera

Father and son standing on the street.

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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on those accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."  -- Mark Twain, 1867

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