Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 0: Arrival

After nearly a day of travel, we have made it to the kibbutz out of which we will be operating for the next month.  The trip was not too difficult.  In fact, for the first time on any international trip, I fell asleep for more than 10 minutes on the plane.  The secret turned out not to be sleeping medicine, but instead watching (or attempting to watch) The Mysterious Case of Benjamin Button.  This was my third attempt at watching the movie, which was subsequently my third time falling asleep within the first 10 minutes of watching it.

Joking aside, the trip went well.  We made it to the kibbutz around 8:30 p.m. (Israel is seven hours ahead of EST).  Tomorrow we are relaxing a bit and going to the Sea of Galilee.  Our portion of the dig begins the day after.  I am tired, so this will be the end of the post for the day.  I will post pictures tomorrow.  Thanks for reading!