June 18, 20080
No matter how many times I go to Israel with groups and excavations, the week before is always a rush. The day begins with a list. By the end of the day, many items are crossed off, but the list is somehow longer.
Yet time is relentless, and ready or not, we meet at the airport early on Thursday 26 June. I am praying for good weather and minimal flight delays.
By the following Sunday, the real excitement of excavation will begin.