Thursday, July 17, 2008

across the pond (part 2) ISRAEL

i can still hardly believe i was in the holy land. there was SO much to see and we saw it all (sorta) here is just a taste...

King Herod's swimming pool at Ceasarea

Har Megiddo aka Armageddon

A nap on the Sea of Galilee (i can see why jesus took a nap here too)

a piece of the synagogue built by the Roman centurion (Luke 7:1-10)

Spinning yarn in Nazareth

Dome of the Rock, Mount Moriah

2000+ year old olive tree in Gethsemane

knitting in the car after a spa day in the Dead Sea. (two floats and a body mud mask!)

The western wall

entrance to the garden tomb (possible 3 day tomb of jesus)

husband and wife in front of the church of the nativity, Bethlehem

There are many more places that we saw and a lot more photos you can see here
The trip was incredible. i will never forget it!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

across the pond (part 1)

For half of June and part of July the hubby and i were across the pond in London and also in Israel. wow, what a trip. here are some highlights of London:

The Orangery, Kensington Gardens (the hubby thinks those are kumquats but i'm convinced they just bonsai-ed some orange trees)

Picadilly Circus (Times Square may have come second, but it pwns picadilly)

Big Ben. A Big Bus tour guide said that Ben is short for Benjamin (naturally) and that we're lucky he wasn't named Big Richard. guffaw.

The London Eye. So much cooler than it seems. it seats 25 people per pod and goes twice the speed of a clock minute hand (ie it takes 30 minutes to go round)

This sign was posted in so many places and yet, i still have no idea what it's trying to say. even the Top Gear guys have made fun of this sign. good ole British bureaucracy for you.

London was loads of fun. we went to two museums and had a pint or two at a pub (or two). i want to go to England again, but this time to see the famous countryside.

next time on blogland: Israel!