We started the day early on the Mount of Olives and followed the footsteps of Christ headed to the cross.   



Then we headed to the River Jordan.  The trip to these waters, no matter how many times, is moving and beautiful .  This time was no different. This time the Ethiopian Orthodox were there celebrating the Baptism of the Our Lord.   

Here they celebrate before moving to the water

We also visited and floated in the Dead Sea.  Visited Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.  We visited the ancient town of Jericho and the Mount of Temptation and ride a camel!