This post brings with it the end of Sunday, Day 4. At the end of the second hike of the day was a stop at David Ben-Gurion’s (דוד בן גוריון) grave site in Midreshet Ben-Gurion (מדרשת בן גוריון). It’s probably easiest to think of Ben-Gurion as Israel’s George Washington. He was one of the leaders of the Zionist movement, a military leader, and then Israel’s first Prime Minister. When he retired from politics, he moved to a kibbutz in the Negev, where he spent the rest of his life.
With our hiking adventures for the day complete, we headed to our tent for the evening. The tent, which held all 44 of us, was disgusting. it was very dusty, and even had a dusty scent. But it was our home for the night, and we enjoyed it as much as possible. The food, however, was wonderful. It was our first experience with laffa (לאפה), a Middle Eastern flatbread that is the basis of my new favorite way to eat falafel. Day 4: out.