Friday, April 16, 2010

Our Flight Home from Israel Canceled

by Steve Ray on April 16, 2010

UPDATE: After 15.5 hours in the air on two flights, we are almost home!

w-iceland-volcano-RTR2CT8HUPDATE – SATURDAY, 4/17/10: We are now boarding our alternate flight home. Glad to have a flight direct to Atlanta and avoiding the lava cloud.

There is a huge volcano in Iceland spewing a unbelievable plume of volcanic ash into the air. It has canceled thousands of flights as European airports are shut down. We were to leave Israel tonight, via Amsterdam, but our flight was canceled since the huge Amsterdam airport is completely shut down.

(Pictures: Volcanic plume above the clouds over Iceland.)

APTOPIX Iceland VolcanoWe were lucky to grab a flight on Saturday evening direct from Tel Aviv to Atlanta and then to Detroit. It pays to be Diamond Medallion with Delta — and to have Corporate Travel taking care of your travel arrangements! I especially compliment Kim Bedford for her exceptional efforts!

My question though — why doesn’t Obama pass a law against such things? Doesn’t he know that this will cause more “carbon emissions”, and damage our environment more than all the cars and corporations in the USA will do for years to come? Why has the Obama-Messiah let us down like this?

For more info on this volcano, click here.

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Last Day of Pilgrimage: Part I & II

by Steve Ray on April 16, 2010

Part I: St. Ann’s Church – birthplace of Mary; Mass at Gethsemane; Western (Wailing) Wall. Free time and Holy Shroud of Turin Exhibit and tour.

Part II: Comments and Farewells

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Join me on a Virtual Run all over Jerusalem! Click on the picture above.

THIS RUN PUTS ME OVER THE 400 MILE MARK IN OUR 1,000 MILE YEAR. I AM 12 MILES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!

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Gates of Jerusalem did not Prevail Against Us!

April 16, 2010

The group of pilgrimage runners took off at 5 PM and ran around the Old City Walls of Jerusalem. First New Gate, then Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate, Dung Gate, Golden Gate, St. Stephen’s Gate, Herod’s Gate and Damascus Gate. We stopped to see important sites, to pray at the Western Wall, and to discuss Mount [...]

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