Botanical Gardens – Israel Museum – February 24

This morning we head off to do our ‘own’ thing!  CAARI 2014 ends tomorrow 26 February, 2014 and some of us had last minute shopping, visited with friends and then there are some who already started packing.
 In the afternoon we began our tour at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens with a delightful tour with one of the original designers of the Garden, Professor Michal Avishai.  Springtime was evident in the garden, the bright yellow daffodils were in bloom along with colorful anemones, pink cherry trees and the blue/purple mountain luppin were just coming into bloom.  We walked up and down the paths that lead us into the various continents’ species  from all over the earth as Prof. Michal described the type of vegetation and how it grows in Israel in the middle of Jerusalem! 

Next stop, the Israel Museum!  Neil took the group to the model of the Second Temple – outstanding!  Some visited their favorite exhibit, such as the one on 19th Century Jewish Painters.  We concluded the day with our Farewell Dinner and the Modern Restaurant!  Excellent food and lovely place to have dinner! 

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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