We left Newark on the great adventure on Sunday and landed 11 hours later in Tel Aviv. There was 5 of us - 2 parents, 1 daughter, 1 son and the son's best friend. We rented a car and drove to Jerusalem. We were tired but didn't want to waste time sleeping.
We took off for the Old City Jerusalem. Jersualem in divided into 4 quarters - Jewish, Armenian, Arab and Christian. WE started in the Arab quarter with the shops. The Arab shops are along very narrow streets and the shops are outside. The smells are wonderful. We ate some terrific desserts at one of the stalls.
We then went to the Jewish quarter to see the Western Wall, the holiest spot for Jews. This is the remant of the second temple. We girls had to where skirts over our shorts and the guys had to cover their heads.
We also spent some time on the Via Del a Rosa or way of the cross. It is amazing how precious this area is to so many religions.
We collapsed at our hotel to rest for our next day. See pictures of our first day at: