It was a hot day and I had only arrived in
After the outing of the week, I bought a ticket to
Finally, a bus came. But it was not the express, it was the local that went through
The scenery was uninteresting. The green hills soon gave way to brown, and the smooth pavement gave way to bumpy uneven blacktop. The road became narrower, and rock quarries dotted the hills, while white rocks dominated the landscape. Great metal spiders hugged the hills breaking huge boulders from their resting places.
I asked one of the soldiers why there was no other traffic on the road. He said to me in Hebrew, “We are in the
I though to my self, “Oh, this is why the bus isn’t too popular. But there was no way the I was going to get off because nothing was going to keep me from reaching
All of a sudden, we heard a loud smack! Everyone on the bus jumped, and the soldiers reached for their guns. We were afraid that rocks had been thrown at the bus. I tried to take cover, using my backpack as a shield toward the window, which already showed signs that a rock had been thrown at it. Then, laughter broke out on the bus. The gum chewing soldier had cracked his gum!
After a while, we regained out composure, and the bus went on. We passed the Tomb of Rachel, on the way to