Thanks to the excellent group leaders from Israel Outdoors Bus 113 for sharing this update!
After hopping off the red eye flight, when we all normally would be falling asleep, Israel Outdoors bus 113 immediately jumped on a bus heading to Israel’s beautiful North. We stopped along the way to get out first taste of hummus and Israeli style breakfast before heading to ancient Roman Caesarea. After exploring the recently uncovered archaeological ruins there, the group hiked the very green and blooming Golani hills of Nahal Alune. By the end of the day, we arrived at Kibbutz Afik, had some chow, and were barely able to keep our eyes open during the evening. But, we have an awesome group and we pulled through.
The next day, bright and early we grabbed a quick breakfast and were off to our first hike of the day at Gamla, overlooking the cliff to the kineret and the hills of Tzfat. Great spot for a photo opp, 3,000 Ft. cliff, gust of wind … good times were had by all. In all seriousness, nothing to worry about. We heard about the incredible and unexpected triumph of the Six Day War from our awesome guide, and then we continued on to the decommissioned army base, Bental. There, we learned all about the heroic victory of Israel’s Yom Kippur War. Even though it was 90 degrees out (yes, you read that right. Winter in Israel, Am I right!?!?), we headed off to the hot springs of Tiberius, bringing us to this moment now as we blissfully write you this message from Kibbutz. Onto the next day!