Monday, December 24, 2012

Last Day in Jerusalem

What do you do on your last day in the most magical city in the world? Wake up early (to go running of course), play hard, go to all your favorite sites, walk slowly through the streets of the Old City, eat a lot of food, and stay out of the JC until the very last minute.

Roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
12-12-12 12:12:12!
Garden of Gethsemane 
Hanukkah donuts 
Western Wall
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Garden Tomb: my favorite place.
I was so glad that I got to visit the Garden Tomb one last time. It still amazes me that all the sounds from the surrounding streets and markets go away when you're in that lovely garden. Once again I had a hard time tearing my eyes away from the open tomb. It's an amazing place!

We had to be back in the Center at 3:00 pm to finish packing. After dinner and saying farewell to the families, we got on the buses ("We're the lucky Judd bus!")  one last time and drove to the airport. After 27 hours of traveling, not enough sleep, and saying too many goodbyes, I arrived safely in Salt Lake City. I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend in Jerusalem! Let's just say that I am going back there someday. :)

1 comment:

  1. Reading this in the Denver airport waiting to board our flight to Orlando. I love you so much Kel!!!! It was so special to be home for Christmas. I love you sis. And I am so happy that Jeru was an absolute amazing experience.