February 2, 2012

Israel - Day Three

Goodbye to Tel Aviv. On Sunday morning we drove north along the coast to Caesarea. I'm putting up a link to the history of Caesarea because there's no way I could explain it to you, being that I'm history-challenged, but it's an amazing archeological site with a huge amphitheater and port. Unfortunately it was a cold, blustery day - not the best time to visit a port.

Then on to Haifa to see the Baha'i Shrine. Did a drive-by on that one due to the driving rain (no pun intended) and then drove on to Nazareth to see the Basilica of the Annunciation.
Basillica of the Annunciation 

For Bill

No idea what this is - maybe one of the group will know

Our new hotel was in the Galilee region and was a Kibbutz hotel. I didn't have high hopes for that one but it was nice. The rooms could have used a little accessorizing but they had free WiFi so that tipped the scales in its favor.
Breakfast and dinner were enormous buffets of fine food - not like in 'fine dining' - more like in 'okay' dining, but I have to say I liked the way they poured wine - right to the rim. Another scale-tipper. One has to have priorities, after all.
Lavi Kibbutz Hotel

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