Today, we began our trip to the north with a drive west through Tel Aviv and then north. Our first stop was Caesarea, where we saw the Roman ruins and the theater that Herod built. I think Avi really got a lot out of this part of the trip due to his love of things Roman (which in turn comes from his love of the Percy Jackson books). He asked a lot of questions and was really engaged. Avi and I even got to run a race in King Herod’s Hippodrome!
Shayna is ready for a chariot race!
After Caesarea we drove to Akko for lunch and a quick story about the Jewish jail beak at the Akko prison. We eat lunch at this hole in the wall Hummus restaurant. According to David it is known as one of the top three Hummus joints in the country. I must admit the Hummus was quite good and very reasonably priced. We had to wait a while to get in, but it was definitely worth the wait. After Akko we drove to Rosh Hanikra to see the grottos there which were as amazing and I remember. We went into the largest grotto and within moments, the water came in and drenched us all! Luckily you dry off pretty quickly in Israel.
Spices in the Akko Shuk
Marsha and her birthday Baklava in Akko!
After we left Rosh Hanikra we drove to Kiryat Arbah for some dinner in the local mall and then to Kibbutz HaGoshrim for our stay at their hotel. I may have been brief in my blog today, but it was a pretty long day. Tomorrow we will be seeing the Golan and ride ATVs! Here is a few photos of Noam, because there are so few photos of him this trip.