Today was another beautiful, yet excruciatingly hot day in the Negev. We started our morning early and went on a gorgeous hike through the sandstone of the Red Canyon. In addition to seeing a lizard sunbathing on a rock, the views in and above the canyon were magnificent. After leaving the canyon, we headed to Eilat where we went to a mall to shop and eat lunch, and then made our way to the beach for the second day in a row to relax and enjoy the Red Sea. We then headed back to the kibbutz to enjoy the air conditioning, play soccer and basketball, and lounge in the pool. As the afternoon drew to a close, things slowed down a bit as we all got dressed up for Shabbat. We went to the kibbutz services and had an excellent meal with the entire kibbutz. We then hung out in the courtyard between our rooms as the weather had finally cooled off. We’re all looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow and to catch up on some well-deserved rest. – Seth B.

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