Jordan Valley Tour by Marion Landen (Feb. 13)

Shalom dear friends:

We had bright sunshine temperatures around 70 for our tour of sites around the Jordan Valley!  Our group travelled to the north of Israel; first official stop was Old Gesher  & the Naharayim Experience. The area had a splendid view of the Jordan River, the Gilad and Golan Mountain ranges. The site was witness to the struggle of the Kibbutz members during War of Independence, 1948. An audio-visual show was shown. A model demonstrates operation of the early hydroelectric power station, and introduces complex systems of dams, bridges and turbines that generated electricity.

We lunched on a terrace at lovely small town overlooking a view of the hills, and then on to Beit She’an National Park we went.

I recalled visiting this site during an earlier trip to Israel in 2006, but presented by our wonderful guide, Neil, I found it much more appealing. Major excavations which have gone on since 1986 have uncovered architectural reconstruction of buildings, installations and streets.

Following dinner back at our hotel, further introductions of 5 new caari participants was made at our little session following our eating experience (this is very common here in Israel)

Smiles and hugs from Marion Landen


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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