Preseason Day Fourteen
Less than a week out and anticipation is building. I'll mention pickup arrangements a couple of times this week so please excuse the redundancy. We just want to make sure we reach as many people as possible.
If you are arriving at Ben Gurion airport on Saturday you have a couple of options. There will be two shuttles picking up and bringing people to Ashkelon. The first will be at 3:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm. Both shuttles will be led by our volunteer coordinator Melissa Aja. When you exit customs with your luggage in tow you will see a coffee shop off to the left. Melissa will meet everyone there. We strongly recommend waiting for the shuttles because other transportation, while available if you want to take a cab, will be expensive since it is Shabbat. Of course, if you wait until after Shabbat then the trains and buses will start running but that would get you in rather late ahead of your first 4:30 am wake-up call. So, best recommendation? Meet Melissa and ride down on one of the shuttles.
In other news, projects continue. Today, Josh, one of the grid supervisors, and Dan, the co-director laid out Iron I pottery to review with another co-author on a book chapter they are writing. Both the Islamic glass and Islamic pottery collections also received attention today.