12.27.2008

Last days in Jerusalem




Well I am home back in Utah now. But a piece of my heart is still in the holy city. I am still dealing with jet lag, so I wake up early in the mornings and look at my pictures. I decided to share a few. This is my class. We were in Old Testament and New Testament together and we were all on the same bus for most field trips. We became very close and they feel like kin.


This picture probably isn't very cool when it is this small. The last morning when everyone was still at the center, we woke up at 5:30 and went to the lookout of the Judean Wilderness on top of Mt Scopus. Security didn't want us leaving that early, but they knew it was our last morning, so they came with us! Thanks Hassan!


This is the sign right before the turn into the long driveway of the center, if you keep following this road up it takes you to the lookout from the last picture. Everyone in the city knew us as the students at the Mormon University. It is the only place in the world where this term is encouraged by the First Presidency.


This is the "Arab Costco" as we called it. This was our favorite section with bulk candies. I would buy boxes with 24 Cadbury chocolate bars for only 10 shekels-- Which is less than 3 US$. Pretty good.

As much as I love the deals there, I am glad to be back and to have visited the real Costco in the US. I forgot how blessed that store is. We swung in the other day to get a few things, but I was still able to taste every sample in the store. I am really good at finding those. Merry Christmas!
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