After a quick and simple breakfast we packed up and headed to the Negev desert. Thats where we begun our hike. It reminded me alot of Indiana Jones. It felt like we were wondering around the desert just like the Israelites after being released from Eygpt. There was much to look at except mountains and sky which covered up both horizons. The mountains are rather white and break easily as its just sand and clay clumped together. At one point there was a close call with two of the guys who decided to go off the trail. There was a part when we literally had to jump across a section where the trail split into two and if you didn’t make it all the way across you would fall into the brush three or feet down. It was beautiful and warm outside and we finished the hike before noon! Talk about a productive morning.
Then we went camel riding! My bus buddy and I named our camel, Ted. It was fun and definitely felt different than riding a horse. Plus getting on and off was a little more scary as the camel lowers/raises itself onto/from the ground.
Next we sat in the bus for a while until we reached the salad trail. Then we got to pick and eat fresh carrots and finally eat lunch. Yum! We then toured this farm and I ate a white carrot, delicious oranges, cucumber and tomatoes (which I normally don’t even like). It was all so sweet and tasty.
Then back to the norm…sitting in the bus for a few hours as we drove to a Kibbutz. The food seems the same everywhere but finally eating dinner late in the evening made my stomach happy. I mean salad is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner….
Our rooms were like little apartments.