|Goodbye genie pants and jewelry stores|
|Cistern in Masada|
|Jess and Tess|
|The Dead Sea- Float or Die!|
|No, I'm not wearing my mom's suit from the 90s...|
On our second to last "Official Free Day," we hit up the classics. We went to the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, Schindler's Grave, and, of course, shopping. I have to say, Schindler's Grave was so much more meaningful after watching "Schindler's List" and visiting Yad Veshem.
|My mission-bound best friend|
|Putting my prayer in the Western Wall|
The following week we had finals. Insert me grumbling/trying to sleep here.
The next week's free day was filled with shopping and walking around West Jerusalem. It was rainy and cold, but we didn't wimp out! When we got too cold/wet, we went to the Waffle Bar to recharge. Hello white/milk chocolate sauce all over a rich waffle. Come to momma T! After lunch, we went to the Shuk (the covered outdoor market) for the last time. We bought awesome pants and found apples the size of a small child's head.
|Spice stores are pretty|
And that's about it. The last few days were filled with goodbyes, sitting on my suitcase to make everything fit (yep, it doesn't just happen in the movies), and exploring Jerusalem for the last time. For our last day in the Holy Land, I did not have many things I wanted to do. Above all, my friends and I had to visit our favorite place in the Old City- the Jewish Quarter. It has everything you could ever want- a Spanish guitarist, lots of people, and delicious food. Yesterday I ate my last falafel and only bought 1 souvenir. Talk about something to put in the record books! I signed the money changers "Book of Mormons," and wrote a note full of advice for future JC students.
For those of you who have been wondering, here's a few shots of the JC. I did live there for a while I guess.
|The chapel/auditorium. See the Dome?|
|The Oasis= breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|So painful with suitcases|
|Old City street|
|Church of the Holy Sepulchre|
Jerusalem, if I forget you, Let my right hand forget what it's supposed to do.