If your visiting Israel and you plan to use public restrooms consider bringing
1. Tissue (few public restrooms have toilet paper)
2. Hand Sanitizer (there rarely is soap)
3. Shekels (Israeli money) there is a fee to enter many of the public restrooms.
4. Jeans to wipe your hands on since hand towels and dryers are rare.
5. Lysol wipes (if you have a fear of germs) to clean the toilet seats.
We woke up on our second day in Israel to cold rainy weather. After breakfast we bundled up and drove to the ancient city and ruins of Ceseara, this was the place I found the least interesting on my first trip here.
It was very different from my trip in 2018 where the skies were blue and the sea was calm.
Seeing the waves crash into the rocks left me wondering what it must have been like when they started to build the city, did they keep working even when they were freezing and being beaten by the water? How did they build so deep into the sea in a time when there were no tools or divers or machinery to help them.
By the time we got to Stella Martis the weather had calmed, we were able to venture out with only our jackets into the chapel where Father Pat.
In the large church was the cave where Elijah was said to have lived.
Nearby are The Bahá’í Gardens a breathtaking are for spiritual reflection, it was winter when we visited and the gardens were still beautiful and colorful.
In Tabgha we saw where Jesus multiplied bread and fish and fed thousands.
Years ago the church was burned but the Olive Tree in the center survived. We were told that Olive Trees will live for thousands of years unless you pull them from their roots and burn them they will always come back.
We then went to The Primacy of St. Peter where we were able to see and touch The Rock that Jesus stood on and called to The Apostles to come and have breakfast with him.
Don was very moved to be able to touch The Rock that Jesus stood on.
Located on the shores of The Sea of Galilee the church and ground are beautiful.
Across the road was The Rock that Jesus stood on when he preached The Beatitudes.
We wondered how Jesus was able to address so many without modern day microphones or speakers, and found it was a natural amphitheater.
From across the street I could hear and understand Emilee, when she spoke to us. The rock is on top of the cave, we decided the cave must have been Jesus’s Green Room where he prepared to speak.