We survived! We are getting ready to leave for the airport and have stopped quickly at a youth hostel outside Jerusalem for sustenance and they have a computer you can use for 10 minutes at a time.
We came within spitting distance of five different countries, drove through the West Bank (eeek!), rode camels, visited more churches than I can even remember, and ate so much pita and hummus that I don’t even want to hear the word hummus for at least two months.
Out flight leaves at 1am tomorrow morning (we’re 10 hours ahead) so essentially we’ll have been awake for two days straight by the time we get home. One thing I can tell you authoritatively, though, is that the people in Israel never met an instant coffee they didn’t like. I can’t wait to get home to Starbucks!!!
I’ll update again when we land. For now, my time is up. I’m off for an interminable flight across three seas and four continents!