This morning we left the Inn at our earliest time yet, 8 AM. We took our tour bus (whose mirrors look like bunny ears) and journeyed to magnificent Sea of Galilee. Our first stop was at the Ginosaur museum where we saw their one and only exhibit, a first century fishing boat. The restoration process was very interesting to learn about. In addition, the bigger mystery of who used the boat made us all wonder.
The Church of Heptapegon. This site is where it is believed that Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish for the 5000. The mosaics of this church were stunning. Continuing on with the church theme we visited a church that remembers Jesus' breakfast with Peter after his resurrection. We re-listened to the story of Peter following Jesus after his resurrection and the implications of this choice. The water here was beautiful and many people took another opportunity to wade in to the Sea of Galilee. On a more humorous note, throughout the telling of Peter's story, a very loud party boat was passing by. The music they were playing and the story did not quite match but added some comic relief for the group.
Our last stop before returning back was the Magdala Center. There was an archeological site there and a beautiful church. The view from the pews was incredible and some said it seemed like a picture. We had a worship service as a group there before heading back to Nazareth for dinner.
We are now cooling down at the beautiful Fauzi Azur Inn. In true Mennonite fashion we have a game of Dutch Blitz happening, while others are choosing to hang out in the roofless patio/lobby. Today was a great day and we're looking forward to the adventures of tomorrow!