Day 3 began at different times for each person in bus 979.
The flight from the day before meant that many of the group members had
difficulty sleeping through the whole night. I personally woke up at 2 AM
because my body thought it was 9pm the night before. But with the light of day
came a new appreciation of our location. Our hotel was literally a street away
from the Mediterranean sea. After a delicious and unique breakfast, the entire
group was ready to begin our birthright trip. With a lack of traffic, we were
able to traverse the beach-side road with relative ease. After the oohs and ahs
of the first few minutes of driving next to the sea wore down we were able to
learn a little about the area we were driving through. My first impression of
Israel in the daylight is that this is a magical place. The beauty and peace of
the area are awe-inspiring. Agriculture and houses are everywhere. After only
an hour of driving, I can tell already that this trip will be full of adventure, excitement, and beauty. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
– Daniel Singer, George Mason University