The Amazing Race Meets National Lampoon’s Vacation

Andrew’s Day 3

Posted by madtrippin on April 10, 2008

Stained Glass on the Upper LevelWe checked out of the hotel in Tiberias this morning to move on to Jerusalem after the days touring.  We went to Cana (Jesus’ first miracle at a wedding) and stopped at a catholic church that was supposedly built over Mary’s home.  They had the footings of the original house there, but to be honest… they looked fake.  Almost like they were casted in place ala Disney World scenery. 

Then we went off to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation (dedicated to Mary – Catholic).  It was pretty cool.

Then we headed to Meggido – The site of Armageddon.  We saw ruins from750 BC.  That location has been built, conquerred and rebuilt 21 times.  At one point it was occupied by the Cannanites, who were apparently into human sacrifice.

The next photo is of a sacrificial altar.

We finished the day in Caesarea – Originally built by King Herrod.  Below are pictures of the aquaducts that fed the city and the ampitheater.

Just so everyone is aware… Gabe stinks – literally.


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