After our visit to Masada, we travelled up the road to kibbutz Ein Gedi and a visit to the Dead Sea. This beautiful and lush oasis stands out in the desert by sporting green trees and flowers. We had a great lunch of schnitzel, chicken, or roast beef, plenty of salads, and lots of water! And speaking of water, the Dead Sea is so cool. We changed into bathing suits and headed for the tram to take us to the sea. Before heading into the water we coated ourselves with Dead Sea mud which smelled really yucky. But, once we got into the sea we forgot about he smell. It was so much fun to just float in the water. We had to be really careful not to splash anyone. We all floated for a while and had a great time.
Many of the kids went to the swimming pool for a swim and to cool off. Finally it was time to change and board the bus. We were exhausted, a little red, and tired. As we made our way up north many of us took the opportunity to nap and recharge.
Kibbutz Degania, look out, here we come!!