If I had to describe Friday in one word, I would say magical.
Hiking and swimming was my favorite part of today; the water was cold, but refreshing. It was such a blast!
My favorite part of the day was seeing Israeli children going on a field trip by climbing down Mt. Arbel. In the US, our field trips were mostly restricted to museum field trips were being sedentary was usually a given, but here, the kids are given an ability to pursue at active lifestyle, which research shows that it is equally as important as classroom time! I also loved talking with them because they were so excited to meet American kids like us on Birthright.
Today, we hiked and swam in a waterfall, went to see the lookout at Mount Bental, ate great lunch, and went rafting on the Jordan River.