Today our group went to Jericho, the Jordan River, the Dead Sea (to float in it), and Qumran (the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls). I was not able to attend with them. I became violently ill last night with a stomach bug or food poisoning. I haven’t been that sick in 25 years! Since I stayed at Lori’s family’s home when I met them the first time. Lori and I had been to the State Fair and I got food poinsoning. I spent the night on their bathroom floor – a great first impression! I’m feeling better, but I haven’t braved eating again – yet. I should be able to join them tomorrow. At least I’ve been here before and have seen those wonderful sites and had the experience of floating in the Dead Sea (which, once is enough).