Today started especially early because of Covid test requirements to re-enter America. I was very nervous because the last time I got a Covid test, it didn’t really go well. Right after breakfast, we headed over to get tested, and it went far better than I expected, and the fear was way worse than the actual test.
Our first visit today was in Caesarea Maritima. This city is a very prominent city in the book of Acts. We saw the ruins of several ancient buildings including a theater and a hippodrome. The hippodrome especially stood out to me because we spent a couple days learning about them back when I was in 6th Grade. We also saw the barely intact ruins of Herod’s palace.
The final site we visited during the trip was Tel Megiddo. This city is mentioned several times in the Bible, and the Tel is comprised of over 30 strata. This means that after stopping for lunch, we got to see ruins from many different time periods, including another walk through a water system which I particularly enjoyed.
The final place we went for dinner was called Saint George’s Restaurant. It was a delicious meal, and it was a great final time of fellowship.
After heading to the airport, saying our farewells to Ami, and going through security, we boarded the flight back to Miami where we spent quite a bit of time a little over a week ago. Time kind of lost its meaning as we took off because though it was a twelve hour flight, we were going backwards in time zones, meaning only about five and a half actually passed.
I had a nice pasta dinner as the day came to a close. We were now speeding towards Miami and headed home.