We are the Ross Family: Bradley (dad, IT business guy), Keryn (mom, geologist), Zee (18), Em (17), Gee (15), Hebs (13), and Yummy (11). Traveling with us are our mothers: Eva and LaDonna.
We have been planning a trip to Israel for the last five years–originally, we were planning three weeks in the fall of 2020. The global pandemic nixed not only that plan, but our follow-up plan in fall of 2021 as well. But here we are now, spring of 2022, ready to head out on a five week adventure to the Holy Land for the experience of a lifetime!
It’s a daunting and ambitious trip we have ahead of us–so many firsts! Seven of our nine trekkers have never before traveled with a passport (Keryn and all the kids). Four of the kids have never before flown on a commercial airplane. Only Bradley has been in the Holy Land before–he did a semester abroad at the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center in the fall of 2000. We will definitely be strangers in a strange land.
And we couldn’t be more excited!