We didn’t eat lunch until after 2PM. It was really late, and I had forgotten to bring meal bars with me for Jace (my roommate) and I. So, by the time we sat down for food, I was literally weak with hunger. We ate at a Kibutz which had a cafeteria style restaurant; I think attached to a school of some kind. By this time I was getting humus’d and olive oil’d out. When I went through the line, I only saw humus and really oily looking foods. I was quite discouraged until I saw the third station in the buffet — rice, potatoes, and vegetables. Of course, they all had olive oil on them, but it was better than the salads and the meats.
But at lunch I swore on my falafel that I wouldn’t forget the meal bars again.
After lunch, we embarked on a two hour or so trip down the main eastern road along the Jordan border to Jerusalem. This is the route that untold million have taken on their pilgrimages to the holy city. Of course, we drove while they walked. And on the way, we drove past the modern city of Jericho. Unfortunately, because it is controlled by the Muslims, our tour was unable to visit up close. So pictures from a distance had to suffice.