Recently, my husband and I were able to go on a trip to the Holy Land – specifically Jordan and Israel. We traveled with a group tour, Educational Opportunities. I highly recommend Educational Opportunities. Beginning in 1973, Educational Opportunities provides Christian travel programs. EO provides land tours and cruises. Check out their web site: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/.
Our trip was wonderful – we saw so much in the brief time we were there! We spent 1 ½ days in Jordan – Amman, Petra, and Jerash. Then, we traveled to Israel – Qumran, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Caesarea Maritime, Megiddo, Nazareth, Cana, Yardent Baptismal Site, Tiberius, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, and Beit Shean.
Now, like so many, we are being asked to give a presentation on our trip. And we are happy to do so. This has been a challenge for us! We took close to 1000 photos! Aren’t digital cameras great? No need to worry about setting up the perfect picture – if one doesn’t work, just take another. So, with two digital cameras full of photos, we began the sorting. We were able to narrow down the photos for the PowerPoint presentation – just shy of 300 photos. This many photos, with a little commentary, needs about 1 ¾ hours to present.
As a genealogist, I think this has been a good learning lesson for me. There are times when I have so much information on my family that I must somehow condense and organize it – without the organization, it is just a bunch of data. Even though some think that this can be a waste of precious time, it is most definitely not! I know that the books that I have written about my family show that the organization was worth it!