Five Card Story: A Walk in Israel

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a Five Card Flickr story by Debra (@teacherdebra) created Feb 13 2013, 04:55:27 pm. Create a new one!

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It was early morning when we climbed (actually ran) up the narrow, winding path of Masada. We needed to get there early so we could see the sun rise over the Dead Sea. When we reached the top the view was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Looking over the spanse of salty beach while standing on the same ground where history happened evoked a feeling of connectedness that I had not felt back in the states.
Later that morning, after we had explored the ruins on the mountain, we went down below to the seaside to dip our toes in the salty water that would make us buoyant, but would sting if you had some broken skin. We all bobbed around like toy boats, feeling giddy and silly and small.
The next day's adventure was supposed to be a 4-hour hike through the desert, but being that we were chatty, easily distracted teens, it was more like 8. The desert was not what I thought it would be based on the stories and images I had in my head. It was dry, yes, but it had some beautiful pockets of green. We took time to wade in the oasis of a small pond before we were urged to make it back to the beach so we could head back to our tents for the night.

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