Eileen and I recently visited Herodian National Park which contains the relics of one of King Herod’s castles in Israel. Little did we know that the park was located in Palestine (the Occupied Territories). I think if Eileen realized where it was located we never would have visited.
We first realized that we were entering Palestine was at the border checkpoint we had to go through both in entering and leaving the area. (Was that a tremor I see Eileen?)
The road we traveled on to reach the park was several miles long and was in excellent condition. All of the crossing roads had these ‘warning signs’ at the intersections.
From our car we could view many Arab villages, but were not allowed to enter.
Once in the park we felt very safe with the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) guarding us (he says tongue in cheek)…
After taking the above image I turned around and found this plaque. Another dose of reality here.
Such is life, but I love it here! When you visit you’ll understand.
The next blog will take you through ancient history and the Palace of King Herod…