The Center for Lifelong Learning is taking a group to Israel in November. There are still spaces for the trip. All you need is a $500 deposit, and you will be on your way!
People have asked me if I am worried. The answer is maybe, but not today. I know there is plenty of unrest in the area, but most of the areas we will visit are tourist areas. There has never been much scary activity in the tourist areas. Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia are far away – like from here to Texas far away.
Jerusalem is the biblical Holy Land for Muslims, Jews, and Christians. In the older part of the city, the Temple Mount complex has shrines to each faith – The Dome of the Rock, a shrine of Islam; the Western Wall, which is sacred to Judaism; the Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of Islam’s holiest shrines; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is supposed to be where Jesus was buried. With so much that means something to every faith, it is unlikely that I need to be worried about my trip.
I am really excited that November 7th is almost here, just a few more months. I am looking forward to visiting other cities in Israel too. Bethlehem, Cana, the Sea of Galilee, and Mount Zion. We will spend two days in Tel Aviv, the modern financial district of Israel. This is the place for shopping, eating, and discovering historical sites.
Day three, we will travel to Jaffa, an ancient port city built by the Romans. In Caesarea we will visit the center of Christianity where Paul and Peter were held prisoner. Then on to Nazareth to visit Jesus’ boyhood city. And this is just the beginning. We still have three more days of wonderful things to see.
If you have any questions about this trip, please call me at 256-233-8262. I would love to answer your questions, and sign you up for the trip of a lifetime.
If you are still not convinced Israel is the trip for you, how about a trip to Gettysburg? Deposits for the trip to Gettysburg are due June 1, we have to have 30 to go. Just $100 will save your spot on the seven day, six night trip. We will be visiting the Battlefields of Gettysburg. We will be visiting the Pennsylvania Dutch country of Lancaster, PA. And we will stop by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. For a full itinerary, check out our web site or call me at 256-8262. The fee is just $699/person for double occupancy.
I am in the process of planning the 2017 day trips and our Christmas trip. If you have suggestions for day trips or overnight trips, you can call me at 256-233-8262.
Whether you are taking a trip or taking a class, learning is an everyday thing. I hope you will come learn with me.
Center for Lifelong Learning - 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 - 256-233-8262
By: Wanda Campbell