An unofficial blog on the archaeological excavation at Horbat Omrit, northern Israel. 22 May to 22 June 2010.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday, 30 May 2010

I didn't want to spoil the surprise so let me tell you that yesterday I celebrated my 66 years and 8 months birthday. That makes me 2/3 of a century old! I bought enough cake for our group at Saturday night dinner.

Sunday is an off-day, but excursions are planned. Today we went to the Decapolis city of Hippos. There were (only approximately) 10 of these Greco-Roman cities mostly on the east side of the Jordan. (And, hey, I've only been to 5 of them.)

Hippos is on a high plateau on the east side of the Sea of Galilee. It has a great view looking west over the water.

An original paved Roman road

Oh yes, here's a picture on Lindsay on the bus. Her parents read the blog faithfully.


David said...

Thanks, Bill!

And congratulations on reaching the two-thirds mark!

Dave Morehouse & Christie Paulsen
(Lindsay's parents)

John Winterburn said...

Thanks for the Blog Bill, I have enjoyed reading it and congratulations on you significant does it feel to be 66.66666.

John Winterburn

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