January 12 – on to Meggido and Pastoral Hotel – Kfar Blum

From Atlit the group continued their journey north to explore  ancient  Megiddo.   This is a and unusual ancient  and important Canaanite City. The remains of the palaces, temples, gates, and the sophisticated water system of the city are evidence of its great power. James Michener’s ‘The Source’ was based on Meggido.  Neil, our walking book of knowledge,  led us through the ancient gates of the city to view  the site and walk down and up the steps of the water system.  He did tell us there were 180 steps, down, down we went and then up and up – we made it!  Yeah CAARI! 

We had lunch on our own  and continued on to Kfar Blum, our new home for the next 6 days. Shabbat dinner was unbelievable – the food was a work of art.  In the evening, some of enjoyed a special classical musical event – “Between Berlin to Jerusalem” .  

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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