Masada has never been on my must-see list. It blew me away that my cousin and his wife, both very evangelical Christians, visited what is basically the ancient Jewish version of the Alamo on their Holy Land tour, but avoided Bethlehem—you know, the BIRTHPLACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. But today, on their free afternoon, our tour group wanted to visit Masada along with a dip in the Dead Sea, and since it was on their dime, we obliged and went along. It’s certainly an impressive site, and the history/mythology surrounding Masada is compelling, if dubious.
On the way . . .