Greetings Family & Friends of the Holy Land Pilgrims,
I have some good news, and some bad news, then some more good news and more good news and more good news. First, the good news is that your family and friends had a marvelous day... but the bad news is you won't be able to see all the pictures until tomorrow... but the other good news is that you have just been given the opportunity to grow in the virtue of patience... and still more good news, by being patient, in just 24 hours you will get the chance to see your loved ones in many pictures enjoying every aspect of their day today. I will, however, give you a little taste of things to come: Today the pilgrims celebrated Mass at St. Peter in Gallicantu; visited the Cenacle or Upper Room where Jesus had the Last Supper; went to Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall; toured the Temple Mount and, spent the night exploring an incredible labyrinth of tunnels. Hence, the eagerly anticipated pictures are a bit delayed... the pilgrims are ALL a little tired :)
Tomorrow the pilgrims have a break in the action as they will have a little free time to shop and explore the Old City, but if you continue to post your comments, I'll make sure they get to them the following day. Both Jeff's wife, Emily, and I have had the pleasure of meeting some of your loved ones via video conference and we can both attest that they truly are having a wonderful time and are thrilled to get your messages each day.
Thank you for your patience, and know that I will post the next pictures as soon as they are sent... providing it isn't 2:00 a.m. my time!