The Mount of Olives

We began our adventure this morning overlooking the Temple Mount and old city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. There is a fantastic panoramic view from where we stood.

Jesus would have walked through the Mount of Olives, right through the cemetery (or area of white-washed
tombs) on His way to Jerusalem.

Today is Memorial Day for Israel so all of the flags are flown at half-mast. Tomorrow, I believe, is Independence Day.

Many of the members of our group took advantage of an opportunity to ride a camel at the Mount of Olives. It was funny watching each person take a turn on the camel. Jodi and I have had plenty of opportunities to ride camels in Egypt, so we saved our money and just enjoyed the entertainment.

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