Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 0: The Journey Begins

I have not posted to the blog in over a week due to a hectic schedule.  Traveling home, work, and getting prepared to leave for Israel happened to be a little more time consuming than I had thought.  Anyways, I am posting now, and this post will be the first of many to come throughout the next 30 days.  This post will serve as a transition from my pseudo-studios posts about personal items of academic interest to a travel blog  covering my time in Israel.

I fly out of Raleigh-Durham tonight to Newark, where I will be catching a direct flight into Tel Aviv.  Once there, the other students and I will make our way to our dig site where we will begin work the next day (or at least orientation--I am still a bit fuzzy on the schedule).  We have wireless internet at the kibbutz where we are staying, so I hope to be able to post daily.  I will do my best to convey the dig experience while at the same time discussing issues in the field of modern biblical archaeology (for any other biblical or archaeological nerds like myself!).  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at anytime.  The next time I post, I will be in Israel, and I will hopefully have more to share.  Thanks for reading!