After driving across the plains from the Ben Gurion Airport and through the outskirts of Jerusalem we arrived in Bethlehem. It seemed like we were there before we had left Jerusalem. The bus stopped at the top of a hill and we carried our luggage down the hill and a few blocks to our guesthouse accomodations next to the International Center. After a chance to rest and freshen up, we had dinner (salad, chicken & rice, melon for dessert) and then a walk to an ATM. The breeze in the evening was quite nice. After a our long travel from Dallas it was nice to finally arrive here in Bethlehem.