After visiting the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth we stood around for a while waiting. I wasn’t sure exactly what was going on, but I took the opportunity to purchase my first Coke in Israel. Ahh. An awesome trip just got better. I always look forward to my first Coke whenever I visit another country.
I don’t know how this didn’t happen to me, because y’all know crazy things ALWAYS happen to me, but I’m very pleased to tell you that I was spared. I finally found out why we stood around a lot that first day in Nazareth. It seems about a quarter of our team was battling what we in Mexico called Montezuma’s revenge, not sure what it’s called in Israel. “I KNEW I should have packed the Imodium!” was all I kept thinking, but somehow it all passed (ha) and Jason and I never got the sickness.
I was so amazed at those tiny streets that looked much more like sidewalks to me, but no they were streets. I had no idea how, but you would find cars driving and parked every which way on these tiny pathways!
Here is a sight I was very familiar with in Mexico, but most Americans had probably not seen. It seems Americans think meat gets instantly from cows to teeny tiny packages in the grocery store; I know my kids do! Now you know why I like my meat well done! 😉
We walked and waited and walked and waited through the streets of Nazareth until we came to the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.