We drove southward, into the Negev. There were absolutely spectacular views! Especially driving down into the great crater.
And even though this particular portion of the desert was probably not the one where the nation of Israel wandered after the exodus, it really fed my imagination. The land is very harsh (thinking that the shoes on their feet never wore out is seriously supernatural!), but I think I wouldn't have minded being a kid during the desert wandering. Steve only let us explore for about fifteen minutes, but I would have loved to walk all over.
A few feet off the side of the roadIt was a jackknife road and there were no guard rails. The creepy thing was that it was basically a single lane road, but other vehicles - even huge trucks - kept coming up towards us. We all gave it up for our driver Khalil when we got into the basin of the crater.