Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just Another Day in the Office

Today we had a free day and used it to explore the city! First Jessica and I and a few others went on a walk around the walls of the Old City, called Rampart's Walk. It's amazing to think we were walking on walls that Suliman the Magnificant built. We had some great views from up there!

This is the top of the wall we walked on for several miles around the Old City.

Then we went to the Western Wall, which was a lot small than I had expected. I love seeing such devoted people.

Then we met up with some other students and went to the Dome of the Rock and walked around the Temple Mount. I was so glad we got to see it! Hopefully we'll get a tour sometime. It's really beautiful.

It sounds like we just did one thing after another, but we actually spent forever in between these activities just figuring out how to get there, and getting distracted by shop vendors who want to give us Mormons "special price." I do love it how they just see us and say, "Hello Mormons!" They just know who we are, and I don't even know how they are so sure. Everyone knows the Jerusalem Center as the Mormon Univeristy.

Well, homework is calling! School is getting rough and I just read on the syllabus for my Ancient Near Eastern Studies class that it takes a 96% to get an A!


  1. I am so glad you are posting so much Faith! I don't know if I'll ever get a chance to visit Jerusalem, and I love seeing your pictures and hearing about your experience there. Thank you for sharing!

  2. See, Elise, you should have gone with me two years ago! Now with twins, it will be a LONG time until you are free to go. Oh, well, Mike and I went for our 30th wedding anniversary, so there's stil hope for you. --Janice


You Might Also Like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...