Driving time: 1 hour 11 minutes, traveling east on Road 1 then south on Road 90
Distance: 78.9 kilometers (49.03 miles)
Jerusalem elevation: 785.47 meters (2,577 feet) ABOVE Sea Level
Dead Sea elevation: 423 meters (1,388 feet) BELOW Sea Level
Average winter time temperature difference between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea: 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit)
Destination: Ein Gedi Sea of Spa on the Dead Sea
Purpose: Relaxation, Remembering, Renewal. The Ein Gedi (Hebrew: Goat’s Spring) area has a 2000 year old health and beauty care tradition.
Realization: Only in Israel can one get up on a 21st century morning and run off for a fun day in the same desert to which David escaped to hide away from an angry King Saul 3000 years ago!
All photographs for this blog post are by Isa David-Ben-Rafael and are owned by IsraeLightly.