Our wheels for a week after the official tour.
hills leading up to the Golan Heights
interesting flowers along side of the road. When we opened the door it smelled like a perfume factory.
Tractor along the top of the Golan Heights
Road leading down the other side of the Golan Heights... In the distance is Jordon.
Jordanian look out post.
Small town nestled along the Golan Heights on the Jordanian side.
Just had to...
Custard desert served by our hosts' daughter, Hannah. Was delicious, only bad thing was no seconds.
Hiking along the Sea of Galilee leads you to many fantastic views like this one.
And this view along the hike.
coming to a crest, the rest of the Sea of Galilee came into view
The mountains surrounding the Sea of Galilee just seem to rise from the sea bed.
View from a ridge line half way down the mountain we are hiking on.
Narrow hiking trail full of snakes and of course none to be found.
Israeli version of burgers being made in the meat market of a Suq in Tiberius.
Butcher trimming to order beef for a customer.
Dan and Linda at a sign showing the current level of the water of the Sea of Galilee, an important reserve for the entire country of Israel.
Marina along the Promenade in Tiberius, the largest city on the Kinneret
View from the restaurant on the Sea of Galilee, at the south end of the Promenade.
Looking from our table across the sea, the Golan Heights fills our view behind the Sea of Galilee
Kayaking on the Sea... Wound be easier to walk and less stress on your back.
Sautéed mushrooms served with Hummus... Was one of the best dishes we had in Israel.
Shops lined the enterance way down to the Promenade along the Sea of Galilee
Restaurants were also in abundance, including ice cream for hot days.
Today was not one of those hot days... Ice cream not called for.
See any floating pigs? This is the only place where the pigs receiving the demons could have drowned themselves running off of a cliff.
View from the cliff where the pigs drowned. Water levels at that time were much higher.
Was raining when I did this panorama, and the rain sport were interesting. View from the cliff of pigs.
Looking up the cliff area towards Jordan. Sign shows mine fields still not cleared.
Driving along an IDF (Israeli Defense Force) patrolled road border with Jordon searching for the actual baptism place of Jesus. Ran into a patrol, but they just figured we were crazy tourists and of no harm.
Just over there is Jordan
This place is more logically to be closer to where Jesus was baptized by John, since he just came out of the Galilee and went into the wilderness in the far background.
View of the wilderness where Jesus would have gone for his 40 days of temptation.
Last remaining tank surrendered during the 6 days war, this is Jordanian.
Tank T-34 with it's guns still trained on Israel as a reminder that Israel's enemies want to completely eliminate the people and country.
Dan and Linda with tank T-34
Israel looks down the barrel at it's enemies daily knowing that at any day they could all be wiped out completely if the surrounding countries should attack.
However, the Israeli's are ready to ride cowboy-style anyone attacking as Kenny Russel of Bulldozer Faith Ministries demonstrates.
Sniper post used to return fire when the farmers are being killed in the fields. Ever since Israel gained control of the Golan Heights, snipers are no longer a problem.
End of the drive to a beautiful sunset across the Sea of Galilee