2016 Y2I is off and running!  Our flight was wonderful, full of energetic and excited teens anticipating the fun two weeks ahead.  The flight attendants were impressed with our Y2I teens, seeking me out to comment what a wonderful group they are.

Arrival was hectic as always, getting luggage, meeting our tour guides and then a two hour ride up north to Tiberia, which is so beautiful.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner, followed by a beautiful night outdoors at the swimming pool. Fresh air, friends, and lots of activity!  Hopefully they are sleeping well as I write.

On Tuesday we ascend (by bus) Mt. Bental as we learn about Israel’s history, her strategic place in the Middle East, and so much more about Israel’s role in the world. We will be on the Syrian border, which I am sure will amaze your kids, as they learn more about the geography of the region and gain a better understanding of current events in the world.

Then it’s off to rafting on the Jordan River in the afternoon, followed by a fun boat ride on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), another delicious Israeli buffet dinner, finally ending the night with an illuminated tour of archaeological ruins at Beit Shean.  Wow, right!

Your kids are great, having fun, happy and meeting new friends.

I will post an update in a couple of days.

With love from 2016 Y2I in beautiful Tiberia, Israel,
Debbie Coltin

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