We have had a really unforgettable time here in the Holy Land, but I’m ready to get home. I’m ready to see my beautiful wife and my three terrific daughters; I’m ready to pull my clothes each morning out of a closet and not a suitcase; I’m ready to watch TV in English; and I’m ready to eat a huge juicy cheeseburger with everything on it and fried jalapeno rings from Blue Sky!

We spent our last full day of hard core sight-seeing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, the Burnt House of the Katros, Nehemiah’s wall, the Herodian Quarter, the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Israel Museum.

We’re sleeping late in the morning, doing some shopping on Jaffa Street until lunch, walking to the Garden Tomb (not the real one; the traditional one), and finishing our sight-seeing tomorrow afternoon at the Valley of Elah, the sight of David’s great victory over Goliath. After that, it’s our farewell dinner and then to the Ben Gurion airport for an 11:00 pm overnight flight out of Israel.

After a couple of changeovers in Newark and Houston, we’re landing at Rick Husband in Amarillo at 1:04 Saturday afternoon. As surely as the Lord lives, I’ll be eating that cheeseburger by 1:45.