February 13 – Jeep Ride of Makhtesh Mitzpe Ramon

BRRRR ! It is a cold rainy day!
 Oy!  Bundled in jackets, raincoats, hats and gloves we boarded the bus for our jeep ride.  As we drove down to the bottom of the crater, it did get a little warmer and the sun was peeping through the clouds.  It was going to be a great day!

For those who are not familiar with where we are –   Makhtesh Ramon is a geological phenomenon in Israel’s southern Negev, You might call is a crater, but it is not.  It is similar in looks but not in formation.  It is Israel’s largest national park and a real adventure with great hiking trails and incredible views.

We boarded 5 jeeps and off we went over to rocks, down and up hills, through water and sand – are you getting the idea  this was a bumpy ride?  But, we loved it and enjoyed every minute.  We stopped for a hike and an explanation how the Makhtesh was formed.  Most fascinating and fun.

Lunch was at the small town’s center,  Mitzpe Ramon.  The area of about 5 shops was packed with Birthright students, soldiers, and other tour groups!  After lunch, we toured that bio center which has the largest porcupine you have every seen!

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Enjoy our pictures!

here we go!
sun setting over Makhtesh

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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