The Negev

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December 2nd 2005
Published: December 3rd 2005
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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.

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A few feet off the side of the roadA few feet off the side of the road
A few feet off the side of the road

It 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.
The bottom of the craterThe bottom of the crater
The bottom of the crater

Looks like a few cars didn't have the great driver that we did. Whoops!
Me and JuliannaMe and Julianna
Me and Julianna

It's TOO HIGH!!!!
The Lovely SherryThe Lovely Sherry
The Lovely Sherry

Overlooking the view in the great crater
In the Colored Sands DesertIn the Colored Sands Desert
In the Colored Sands Desert

Sean is...uh, listening intently to Steve. :)

Checking out the colored sand in the desert

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