Mount of Olives panorama

Mount of Olives panorama
A panoramic view of the Mount of Olives

Monday, July 30, 2012

One of Our Last Family Nights in Jerusalem

Making our way through the rose garden next to our balcony
Our last family night here will be Monday, August 6.  But since that is the night before we leave, something tells me that it will be a rather frantic evening.  So we decided to spend the evening of Monday, July 31, on the grounds of the Jerusalem Center.  We sat around and talked about some of our favorite memories of our year here.  We re-enacted a few things, such as rolling the olive press, for Samuel.  We got some pictures of the sunset over Jerusalem.  And we ended it all with a spirited game of tag on the upper lawn.

On our walk around the grounds, Samuel correctly identified many of our fruit trees, including this pomegranate tree
Samuel remembering harvesting olives last fall
The north side of the center grounds, one of my favorite places
My girls at my favorite spot on the north side.  A private spot for reading and prayer, it gives a great view of the Holy City
Samuel trying the big olive press used for crushing
Here he got some help from Dad
This may be one of my favorite pictures
Samuel getting positioned for our family game of tag

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